Release Notes : BIG-IP Edge Client for iOS 2.0.1

Applies To:

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  • 11.5.1, 11.2.1


  • 7.0.0, 6.1.0
Release Notes
Original Publication Date: 10/31/2018 Updated Date: 04/18/2019


In February 2014, Apple posted the release of the iOS Edge Client version 2.0.1. Users should download this new version from the app store.


User documentation for this release

For a comprehensive list of documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to the following pages:

Features and enhancements in 2.0.1

Features in 2.0.1

Edge Client Lite mode
Edge Client Lite mode provides a blank black user interface with no branding, and can be started from the URL scheme f5edgeclient-lite://. See the documentation or Edge Client online help for more information.

Features in 2.0.0

Per-App VPN Support
Per APP-VPN support. On iOS 7, Apple enhanced their VPN framework to support per-application level layer-4 tunneling. Apps can now be configured to automatically connect to a specific VPN when they are launched, giving granular control over corporate network access. It ensures that data transmitted by managed apps travels through VPN. This capability has to be configured with the use of an MDM product. See your MDM user documentation for more details.

Behavior changes in 2.0.1

ID Number Description
442438 With iOS 7, the VPN On Demand Always Connect functionality has changed. This feature is now functionally identical to the Connect if Needed functionality.

Known issues in 2.0.1

ID number Description
443175 Per-App VPN does not start when OnDemandMatchAppEnabled is set to true in the VPN configuration profile, if the app uses sockets directly using POSIX functions or CFSocket. As a workaround, establish a connection manually from the client.

Fixes in 2.0.1

Fixes in 2.0.1

There are no fixes in version 2.0.1.

Fixes in 2.0.0

ID number Description
427862 Previously, when a user hit a redirect ending using Web Logon mode on the iOS Edge Client, the redirect was not correctly completed by the client. Now the redirect completes correctly in Web Logon mode.

Starting in iOS 7, the system prevents an app from accessing log entries at the kernel level, and from other apps. As a result, the log Edge-Client-Console.log is no longer sent as part of the troubleshooting log files.

In order to view the system console log entries, a user must connect the device to a PC or Mac, and use the iPhone Configuration Utility.

431354 Previously, when a client certificate was deleted from the iOS device certificate store, and the certificate was used in an Edge Client configuration, there was no warning to the user when attempting to connect with the configuration. Now, a warning is displayed when the certificate is missing.

Fixes in 1.0.6

There were no fixes in 1.0.6

Fixes in 1.0.5

ID number Description
383083 Previously, when sending an Edge Client command through a URL, the Edge Client prompted the user for confirmation of any change. At present, the user is prompted only when creating a new server configuration on the Edge Client.
383086 The Disconnect Idle Timeout setting is now configurable through server settings in Access Policy Manager version 11.4, and set to 120 seconds for other server versions.
384830, 400979, 408517, 412478, 418457 Some vulnerabilities were fixed and improvements made, in handling of OpenSSL libraries, SSL renegotiation, TLS, and DTLS.
386713 Previously, a default IPv6 route was added when split tunneling was enabled. This route was used only if the client had no IPv6 configuration, but should have been inactive. At present, default IPv6 tunnels are inactive.
387521 Previously, specifying a route of did not correctly force all traffic through the tunnel on iOS devices. At present, specifying such a route forces all traffic through the tunnel on iOS devices.
397177 Memory handling issues were fixed.
399931 Some screen alignment issues were fixed.
399938 Previously, if the Edge Client started an access policy that had no Logon Page access policy item, a blank page appeared in the Edge Client. At present, if the access policy does not include a Logon Page item, a blank page does not appear in Edge Client.
400144 Some wording errors were fixed in the client.
417727 Previously, if the Edge Client connected to a server that did not support IPv6, and the option Force all traffic through tunnel was enabled on the network access tunnel, IPv6 traffic was not blocked. At present, IPv6 traffic is not allowed by the client when the server does not support IPv6, and Force all traffic through tunnel is enabled.
419598 Previously, when using a managed Edge Client configuration created by MDM or iPCU, users could not enter passwords or user names, even when required. At present, user names and passwords can be entered in such configurations.

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