Solved

Is it possible to setup L2TP/IPSEC without certificate of preshared key?

Posted on 2003-12-08
7
774 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I would like to use L2TP instead of pptp for my vpn solution. I am wondering if it is possible to avoid the use of both a Preshared Key or a Certificate. Is it possible to just have the Active directory check the users Login and password to extablish the connection? If yes how is this setup?
0
Comment
Question by:saunders4tom
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
bbao earned 250 total points
ID: 9926759
sure. since you need use AD's integrated authentication to establish the secure channel, so i think you need use two Windows 2000/2003 servers connect together. for more information, please refer microsoft's vpn site at:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/technologies/communications/vpn/default.asp

hope it helps,
bbao
0
 

Author Comment

by:saunders4tom
ID: 10048016
I did need to use certificates to use the ipsec solution.
I would like to delete this question....any objections?
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 10048498
>> I did need to use certificates to use the ipsec solution

this is just what my comment suggested to you: "you need use AD's integrated authentication to establish...", why dont you just accept it directly? :)
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 

Author Comment

by:saunders4tom
ID: 10048543
My queston asked " I am wondering if it is possible to avoid the use of both a Preshared Key or a Certificate"
Your answer was........ Sure
However the correct answer was No it is Not possible to avoid the use of a Pre-shared Key or certificate.
So I don't think I can accept your answer
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 10048655
oh, sorry for my english, hehe. :) it is not my native language. in my native language, if you are wondering or even negating something, and i agree with you, i should say 'YES' to support you; but in english i should say 'NO'. ;))

did you noticed my second sentence in my 1st post? it was "since you need use AD's integrated authentication to establish the secure channel", it was what i wanted to say, hehe.

anyway, if you can not accpet my "SURE", ok, no problem and no objection. :)

regards,
bbao
0
 

Author Comment

by:saunders4tom
ID: 10048757
Ok, no big deal you can have the points. It was difficult digging through Microsofts Website to find out about IPSec. It seems like they really prefer us to use PPTP but now that IPSec is working I'm happy :)
Thanks for the help
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 10048880
thanks for your points, saunders4tom. :) as for your pptp and ipsec: on microsoft windows platforms, PPTP was implemented early than IPSEC, so you might see more articles about microsoft PPTP. the URL in my first post is microsoft's official VPN site for W2K, if you like some 3rd party solutions or documentations, you may visit here:

VPN - Virtual Private Networking
http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/vpn/

more information from microsoft:
VPN Security
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/samplechapters/inbe/inbe_vpn_hueq.asp

cheers,
bbao
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, a new law in my state forced us to get a top-to-bottom analysis of all of our contract client's networks. While we have documentation, it was spotty at best for some - and in any event it needed to be checked against reality. That was m…
Container Orchestration platforms empower organizations to scale their apps at an exceptional rate. This is the reason numerous innovation-driven companies are moving apps to an appropriated datacenter wide platform that empowers them to scale at a …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question