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Juniper Secure Connect GUI Elements

 
Summary

Juniper Secure Connect GUI elements provides a quick display of additional information about your remote access connection.

The Juniper Secure Connect window provides a quick view of:

  • Connection profile

  • SRX Series devices gateway address

  • Connection status

  • Connection statistics

Table 1 provides the details of Juniper Secure Connect GUI elements.

Table 1: GUI Elements in Juniper Secure Connect display window

Element

Description

Connection Profile dropdown list

Location—Below the menu bar.

Click the dropdown list to view the currently added connection profile. You can access a different SRX Series devices, by choosing New Connection in the connection profiles to download a new configuration.

Gateway Address dropdown list

Location—Below the Connection Profile dropdown list.

Enter the SRX Series device URL for a new connection. You must enter the URL provided by your administrator for Gateway Address field.

For example, let’s consider an URL https://12.12.12.12 that does not include the realm name. Another example https://12.12.12.12/engineering, where engineering refers to realm name.

If your administrator provides you the URL with realm name, it must be entered as it is.

Connection Button

Location—Next to Connection Profile dropdown list.

Click this button to connect or disconnect a VPN connection.

Connection status bar

Location—Center of Juniper Secure Connect window.

The color of the connection bar changes from yellow to green during connection. These colors represents:

  • Thin yellow bar: Juniper Secure Connect is trying to contact the VPN gateway and establish phase 1 of the VPN session.

  • Thick yellow bar: Juniper Secure Connect has established phase 1 of the VPN session and is establishing phase 2.

  • Green bar: Juniper Secure Connect has established the VPN connection. 

  • Broken green bar: Juniper Secure Connect has lost Internet connection and will try to reconnect the VPN connection as soon as internet is available.

PIN Icon

Location—Below the connection status bar.

  • If the PIN icon is gray, the PIN has not been entered to access the user certificate or the user certificate can not be found.

  • If the PIN icon is green, the PIN for the user certificate has been entered, and Juniper Secure Connect is able to use the user certificate.

World Icon

Location—Below the connection status bar.

  • If the world icon is gray, the Juniper Secure Connect is not trying to connect.

  • If the world icon is blue, the Juniper Secure Connect is trying to connect the VPN gateway.

  • If the world icon is green, the Juniper Secure Connect was able to communicate with the VPN gateway.

Person or checkmark Icon

Location—Below the connection status bar.

  • If the person icon is gray, the Juniper Secure Connect is not trying to connect.

  • If the person icon is blue, the Juniper Secure Connect is trying to authenticate the user.

  • If the person icon is green, the Juniper Secure Connect was able to authenticate the user.

Key Icon

Location—Below the connection status bar.

  • If the key icon is gray, the Juniper Secure Connect is not trying to connect.

  • If the key icon is blue, the Juniper Secure Connect is trying to establish the VPN session (phase2).

  • If the key icon is green, the Juniper Secure Connect application was able to establish phase 2 and the complete VPN session.

Arrow or U-Turn Icon

Location—Below the connection status bar.

If the Arrow or U-Turn icon is green, the Juniper Secure Connect has detected an issue with the IPsec connection and has automatically switched over to SSL VPN.

Connection Statistics

Location—Bottom of the Juniper Secure Connect window.

Juniper Secure Connect window displays the following connection statistics:

  • Time online—Shows the time a user has been connected with the same connection profile. Restarting the Juniper Secure Connect or changing the connection profile resets this value.

  • Data (Tx) in Byte—Shows the data sent or transmitted over the VPN tunnel into the remote network while being connected to the same connection profile. Restarting the Juniper Secure Connect or changing the connection profile resets this value.

  • Data (Rx) in Byte—Shows the data received over the VPN tunnel into the remote network while being connected to the same connection profile. Restarting the Juniper Secure Connect or changing the connection profile resets this value.

  • Speed—Shows the average speed calculated using the connection time, Data (Tx), and Data (Rx). Restarting the Juniper Secure Connect or changing the connection profile resets this value.

  • Timeout—This value shows 0 sec, if no timeout for the VPN session is used. If a timeout is used, the timeout shows the amount of seconds. The Juniper Secure Connect starts count down for the timeout as soon as no data is received over the VPN tunnel and resets as soon as data is received of the VPN tunnel.

  • Direction—The Juniper Secure Connect can only establish outgoing connection. The value will show “out”.

  • Link Type—The Juniper Secure Connect shows “LAN”. This means the Juniper Secure Connect does not act as a internet dialer, but only establishes the VPN connection.

  • Encryption—This value shows the encryption used in phase 2.

WHAT'S NEXT

For more information on Juniper Secure Connect features and how to configure the options on Windows, see Connection Menu, View Menu, and Help Menu.

For more information on Juniper Secure Connect features and how to configure the options on macOS, see Connection Menu, View Menu, Log Menu, and Help Menu.