Doc to configure softEther

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kokok552
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Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:58 pm

Hello everybody,
I am new on softEther and my problem may be a bit stupid. In fact, I would like to get a doc to configure this system to allow authentication via a DC.
I have already googled my issue without result.
Can anyone give me a link to get it ?
Thanks in advance.
Regards,

nobody12
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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by nobody12 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:01 pm

You want to authenticate against Microsoft Active Directory?
I have not tried this myself, but here:
https://www.softether.org/4-docs/1-manu ... entication
"NT Domain Authentication Setting for Individual Users and for All Users"
Is documentation regarding this topic.

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:38 pm

Thanks for your reply nobody12,
Of course, I need to authenticate against AD. I understand the concept but I don't know how to set it up.
So I'd like know which steps should I follow to configure it in this way.
Hoping everything is clearly explained.

nobody12
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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by nobody12 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:51 pm

I tried this just now, works as expected.
add a user,
specify a login name for the softether VPN (you may use the NT users name of course)
select NT domain authentication,
check "specify user name on authentication server": short name of user in AD
Now, at the client:
use the username specified by the softether server, but password which match the real NT users password.
when logging in to the VPN: check the box below user name+password: "radius or NT authentication".
connect.
worked

kokok552
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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:56 pm

I try this right now and revert back asap
Thanks

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:10 pm

Effectively you are right : I can connect a client to the server now and I can get local IP Address.
Next problem : I cannot access any ressource in my LAN. Even my DC is not reachable (ping failed)
There are surely some steps I have missed.

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by nobody12 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:17 pm

Maybe the local bridge is missing, or, if you run the server in a VM the VM is unable to spoof MAC addresses?
connect to the managment ui, then on the lower left: "local bridge setting".
Is there a bridge, and is it connected to your hub?

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:20 pm

I have checked : local bridge is not missing.
Anyway, I much appreciate your help but it is a bit late for me. I will take it again asap.
With the insurance to find your comment

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by nobody12 » Sat May 01, 2021 8:56 am

Disable firewall or internet security software which maybe runs on the PC hosting the Softether server.
Or install Softether on a new installed windows Server OS using defaults.
No connectivity after a successful connection is most likely unrelated to the authentication method.

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Re: Doc to configure softEther

Post by kokok552 » Mon May 03, 2021 3:07 pm

Hi,
I followed your suggestion by re-installing the server. Now, it is ok and I can access to my LAN.
Basically, I am happy to have achieved my first step. So, I'd like to be thankful to you.
I am experiencing the system now and I don't know if I need to do some improvement on it to get it fully helpful for my team.

Many thanks.

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