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IKEv2 configuration guide for all major platforms

IKEv2 proves itself to be extremely secure while also demonstrating high stability and performance speed. Therefore, it will be no wonder if you decide to use it on your device. This guide will walk you through the IKEv2 setup on the most popular platforms, such as iOS, macOS, and Windows. So let's start!

First of all, you need to create manual configuration files. In this regard, please follow a few simple steps described in our tutorial.

Please note that this option is considered equivalent to 1 active device, therefore occupies 1 slot.

Now, choose your platform and follow a few simple steps.

1. First, you have to install the security certificate provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited.

Double-click the certificate file (.crt) and select Open for the security request.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - install the security certificate KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

2. Click Install Certificate.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - Install Certificate

3. Select Local Machine for the Store Location and click Next.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - Select Local Machine for the Store Location

4. Press Yes for the User Account Control request.

5. Choose the Place all certificates in the following store option and click Browse.

IKEv2 configuration for Windows PC - Choose the Place all certificates in the following store option

6. Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities. Click OK and then Next.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - Select Trusted Root Certification Authorities

7. In the next window, click Finish.

8. Now, when the certificate is successfully installed, it's time to configure a VPN connection.

Navigate to Settings > Network & Internet > VPN and click Add a VPN connection.

IKEv2 for Windows PC - when the certificate is successfully installed, configure a VPN connection

9. Input the following data:

  • VPN provider: Windows (built-in)

  • Connection name: Enter any name of your choice, for instance, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (IKEv2)

  • Server name or address: Enter the IP address of the desired server provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

  • VPN type: IKEv2

  • Type of sign-in info: User name and password

  • User name: Enter the user name provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

  • Password: Enter the password provided by KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

When you finish, click Save.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - Input the following data for configuration VPN connect

10. Click Connect and the VPN connection will be established in few seconds.

IKEv2 configuration guide for Windows PC - Click Connect and the VPN connection will be established

That's about it. Now you have a running VPN connection through the IKEv2 protocol.

Important! Please note that you will need to configure your device using the generated settings by yourself at your own risk.