makecert when creating point2site VPN for azure virtual network


So that my azure hosted visual studio vm might talk to our locally hosted TFS server, in inside a corporate network, I need to establish a second VPN tunnel between my PC – acting as a viewer of other desktops – and azure. The first tunnel is between the PC and the corporate network, of course.

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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windowsazure/dn133792.aspx

 

Note carefully the –in parameter, above. It is NOT CN=somethingaboutroots

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No matter what I did, I could not get makecert to work on windows 8.1 – as configured on a Surface Pro, by default. I ended up using a windows 2012 machine (the very azure hosted VM im trying to connect the LAN to!)

 

configuring and installing the vpn client for windows 8 worked, ok. the net result was sensible, augmenting the routes introduced by merely connecting to a starbucks wifi access point (tracked by NSA of course, in concert with AT&T and/or Google).

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The vpn circuits do then show themselves, indicating that my azure virtual network (gateway) has issued me adapter a 10.0.0.2 address, in its 10.0.0.0/29 client pool (of 32 clients max).

And we seem to have at least SOME connectivity!

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Computer Programmer who often does network administration with focus on security servers. Very strong in Microsoft Azure cloud!
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