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This page shows you how to add multifactor authentication to your Sonicwall VPN using the Octopus Authenticator to gain more control and security over how users log into your network.

  • Login to Octopus Authenticator Console
  • Select Services from the left pane
  • Select Add Service
  • Click RADIUS service template


Tab 1 – General Information

The following field and values are displayed

Field name Field Value
Service name SonicWall SSL VPN
Issuer Dell SonicWall
Service status Enable
Display icon


Tab 2 – Parameters

The following fields and values are displayed

Field name Field value
RADIUS key name NAS-IP-Address
RADIUS key value <SonicWall Server IP address>
Login Login authentication method for SonicWall VPN
+ Add additional parameter Do not add any parameters


Tab 3 – Sign On

The following fields and values are displayed


Field name Field value
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Off (default)
Sign on Method RADIUS
Secret <SonicWall SSL VPN Secret Code>
Custom message


Step 4 – Users

To configure the users of the service

  • Select users either from “Local Users” or “LDAP Users” lists
  • You can select either:
    • A group of users to import, by clicking on the dot next to one of the folders
    • An individual user to import, by clicking on the dot next to that user

The corresponding dot will then be colored blue. When you select only some of the users in the group, the dot adjacent to the group will be colored partially.

After you press SAVE SETTINGS, the selected users will be enrolled in the service.



SonicWall SSL VPN Server side configuration


  • Login to your SonicWall SSL VPN server console

  • On the SonicWall System Administration console select Users -> Settings -> Authentication method for login

  • Click on Configure and enter the Global RADIUS Settings:

  • At the Global RADIUS Settings tab, set the following parameters:
    • RADIUS Server Time:
    • Primary Server Name/IP: Your Octopus Authenticator Server name or IP address
    • Primary Server Secret: At Octopus Authenticator Management console -> System settings -> Services settings -> Show and copy RADIUS secret value
    • Port Number: 1812


  • Click Apply, to save the settings


sonicwall vpn client side Configuration


  • Download and install SonicWall Mobile Connect client

  • Under Windows Settings Select Network & Internet settings


  • Select VPN

  • Add VPN connection


  • Enter VPN connection configuration:
    • VPN provider
    • VPN connection name
    • VPN Server name or IP

  • Click Save