The Apple iOS
Connect On Demand feature enhances the user experience by automating the VPN
connection based on the user's domain.
When the user is
inside the corporate Wi-Fi network, Cisco Jabber can reach the Cisco UC
infrastructure directly. When the user leaves the corporate Wi-Fi network,
Cisco AnyConnect automatically detects if it is
connected to a domain that you specify in the AnyConnect client profile. If so,
the application initiates the VPN to ensure connectivity to the UC
infrastructure. All applications on the device including
Cisco Jabber can take advantage of this feature.
Demand supports only certificate-authenticated connections.
options are available with this feature:
Always Connect — Apple iOS always attempts to initiate a VPN connection for domains in this list.
Needed — Apple iOS attempts to initiate a VPN connection to the
domains in the list only if it cannot resolve the address using DNS.
— Apple iOS never attempts to initiate a VPN connection to domains in this list.
Apple plans to
remove the Always Connect option in the near future. After the Always Connect
option is removed, users can select the Connect If Needed option. In some
Cisco Jabber users may have issues when using the
Connect If Needed option. For example, if the hostname for the
Cisco Unified Communications Manager is resolvable outside the corporate
network, iOS will not trigger a VPN connection. The user can work around this
issue by manually launching
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client before making a call.