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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Configuring App Tunnel Access
What are app tunnels?
An app tunnel (application tunnel) provides secure, application-level TCP/IP connections from the client to the network. App tunnels are particularly useful for users with limited privileges who attempt to access particular web applications, as app tunnels do not require that the user has administrative privileges to install.
Additionally, optimization is available for app tunnels. With compression settings for app tunnels, you can specify the available compression codecs for client-to-server connections. The server compares the available compression types configured with the available compression types on the server, and chooses the most effective mutual compression setting. You configure compression for the server in the connectivity profile.
Configure an app tunnel object
- Log in to the BIG-IQ system with your user name and password.
- At the top of the screen, select Configuration, then on the left side of the screen, click .
Click the name of the Access group that interests you.
A new screen displays the group's properties.
- Expand Connectivity / VPN and click App Tunnels.
The New App Tunnel screen opens.
- Type a name and description for your app tunnel.
- Although an ACL is automatically created for your application object, you can choose to determine the order of your ACL as it appears in the ACL list. Use the ACL Order list to select the placement you want.
Under Default Customization Settings, type a Caption for the app tunnel.
This caption identifies the app tunnel and enables it to appear on a full webtop.
- To save your changes, click the Save & Close button at the bottom of the screen.