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Create P2S VPN Connection on Azure

In this hands-on lab, you are working as an Azure network engineer for a Cha-Ching Credit Union, a local bank. You’ve been asked to create a point-to-site connection between an “on-premises” user virtual machine to a virtual network in Azure. You’ll use an Azure VPN gateway and a point-to-site VPN connection to connect the “on-premises” virtual machine to the server virtual network. --- **Please be aware that this lab can take 30-45 minutes to start due to the creation of the VPN gateway resource.**

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Jun 17, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect to the User VM and Generate a Self-Signed Certificate

    Complete steps 1 and 2 in the Microsoft documentation for creating a self-signed root certificate. Once you've generated the certificate, keep the PowerShell prompt open and immediately perform the steps in Example 1 in the Microsoft documentation for generating a client certificate.

  2. Challenge

    Export the Root Certificate Public Key

    Complete steps 1 through 9 in the Microsoft documentation for exporting the root certificate public key. Then, copy the public key to your clipboard to use in the next objective.

  3. Challenge

    On the VPN Gateway, Paste the Public Certificate Data

    Paste the public key into the Public certificate data box under the Point-to-site configuration settings for the VPN gateway. Note: If you receive an error when saving, ensure the name you added for the public certificate has no spaces in it.

  4. Challenge

    Download the VPN Client and Install It On the User VM

    Copy the VPN client zip file to the user virtual machine, extract it, and then install the VPN client from the WindowsAmd64 folder.

  5. Challenge

    Test Connectivity

    From the user virtual machine, connect to the VPN via Settings > Network & Internet > VPN. Once connected, ping the server virtual machine to test connectivity.

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