Configuring IPsec IKEv2 in OpenWrt 15.05

The interoperability of IPsec implementations on various platforms has been becoming better and better over the last few years. For example, Windows 7 and newer releases fully support the IKEv2 (RFC 4306) and MOBIKE (RFC 4555) standards, and iOS started to support configuration of IKEv2 in the GUI since version 9.0.

In this tutorial, we'll install strongSwan 5.3.3 in openwrt 15.05, configure it to provide IKEv2 service with public key authentication of the server and username/password based authentication of the clients using EAP-MSCHAP v2, and finally setup the VPN clients in Windows, Android and iOS so they can connect to it. Much of the complexity of IKEv2 configuration lies in the creation of SSL certificates.


First of all, install necessary strongSwan packages in openwrt 15.05:

root@OpenWrt:~# opkg update
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install strongswan-minimal strongswan-mod-eap-mschapv2 strongswan-mod-eap-identity strongswan-mod-constraints strongswan-mod-md5 strongswan-mod-pem strongswan-mod-pkcs1 strongswan-mod-revocation

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