Absolute Secure Access and IPv6

Absolute Secure Access (formerly NetMotion Mobility) is a premium enterprise secure remote access solution with deep user and application insight supporting Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Android devices. Although Absolute Secure Access supports IPv6 for remote network connections and client IP address assignment, the latter is not enabled by default. Administrators must make additional changes to the configuration to assign IPv6 addresses to their clients so they can access resources inside the tunnel using IPv6.


Absolute Secure Access supports DHCPv6 and Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC) methods for assigning IPv6 addresses to connected clients. Although IPv6 client addressing is not enabled by default, it is quick and easy to configure.

Note: Absolute Secure Access does not currently support static IPv6 prefix assignment.

Enable IPv6

To enable IPv6 global support for all Absolute Secure Access clients, open the Secure Access management console and navigate to Configure > Client Settings > Virtual Address > Allocation Method: IPv6. Administrators can choose to support either DHCPv6 alone or DHCPv6 and SLAAC. After making a selection, click the Apply button to save the changes.

Once configured, Absolute Secure Access clients will be assigned an IPv6 address and can access IPv6 resources over the Secure Access tunnel.

Split Tunneling

If you have configured the Absolute Secure Access policy for split tunneling, ensure you have included your internal IPv6 prefix(es) defined in the split tunneling policy.

Additional Information

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Always On VPN and NPS AD Registration

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Windows Server Network Policy and Access Services (NPAS, more commonly called NPS) is a popular solution used in Always On VPN deployments to support Active Directory authentication for user-based VPN connections. NPS is integrated with Active Directory to perform certificate-based authentication. With additional configuration, NPS can apply specific settings to an individual connection by reading the properties of the user’s AD account.

Dial-In Properties

Administrators can allow or deny network access, assign a static IP address, or assign a static route on a per-user basis. This information is defined on the Dial-In tab of the user account in Active Directory Users and Computers (dsa.msc).

Register in AD

Registering the NPS server in Active Directory is strictly optional. It is not required to perform user authentication. However, administrators must register the NPS server in Active Directory to assign connection properties per user. Active Directory registration for NPS allows the NPS server to read the properties of individual Active Directory user accounts. Active Directory registration for NPS is accomplished in one of several ways.

NPS Management Console

On each NPS server, open the NPS management console (nps.msc), right-click the server, and choose Register server in Active Directory.

Command Line

Administrators can register the NPS server in Active Directory by opening an elevated command window and running the following command.

netsh.exe nps add registeredserver <domain> <host>

Where <domain> is the Active Directory domain where you want to add the NPS server to the RAS and IAS Servers security group, and <host> is the hostname of the NPS server to register.

For example:

netsh.exe nps add registeredserver lab.richardhicks.net nps1


Registering an NPS server in Active Directory does nothing more than add the NPS server to the RAS and IAS Servers domain security group. Administrators can open ADUC and add NPS servers to the group directly if required.

Note: Registering an NPS server in Active Directory using the NPS console or the command line adds the NPS server to the RAS and IAS Servers group in the domain to which the NPS server belongs. If user accounts are in a different domain, NPS servers must also be added to the RAS and IAS Servers group in those domains.

NPS Policy

In addition to registering the NPS server in Active Directory, administrators must ensure that the option to Ignore user account dial-in properties on the Network Policy used for Always On VPN is not checked.

Additional Information

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