VPN Custom IPSec Policy

Last updated: 5/3/2021

This custom IPSec Policy allows more granular configuration of the IKE Parameters. This allows you to deploy a site-to-site VPN Policy to support specific settings on your VPN Endpoit Device.

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Parameter Name Description
location Resource Location
vpnGateway_Name Name of existing Virtual Network Gateway to deploy the connection to
localGateway_Name Name of existing Local Network Gateway to deploy the connection to
vpnName Name of the VPN connection between Azure and On-Premises (ex: AzureUKS-to-LDN)
vpnProtocol Protocol utilised by the VPN Connection (IKEv1, IKEv2)
saLifeTimeSeconds Security Association Lifetime (Seconds)
saDataSizeKilobytes Security Association Data Size (KB)
ipsecEncryption IPSec Encryption
ipsecIntegrity IPSec Integrity
ikeEncryption IKE Encryption
ikeIntegrity IKE Integrity
dhGroup Diffie-Hellman Group
pfsGroup Perfect Forward Secrecy Group
sharedKey Pre-Shared Key
policyBasedTrafficSelectors Enable this if the OnPremises VPN endpoint needs to be configured as a Policy-Based VPN

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/vpn-custom-ipsec-policy/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/vpn-custom-ipsec-policy/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface