i have a Juniper SA on a DMZ network connected to a firewall (see attachment), and VPN users currently connect to an outside network address on the firewall (eg. 10.1.1.1) which the firewall then statically NATs to the actual address of the Juniper SA on the DMZ network (eg. 188.8.131.52).
i am going to have to change the ip addressing on the outside network (eg. to 184.108.40.206/24) and users will now have to connect to address 220.127.116.11 (instead of 10.1.1.1) which will be statically NATted to the Juniper SA adress on the DMZ network (18.104.22.168).
(so no change in the DMZ network addressing of the Juniper SA).
someone mentioned that this might cause issues for VPN users connecting to the Juniper SA (something to do with certificates?), but i think the change shouldn't affect the VPN users (except to cause them to browse to 22.214.171.124 instead of 10.1.1.1 in order to connect to the Juniper SA).
am i correct, or will this change in address to which VPN users connect cause issues (taking into account that only the config of the firewall is changing, and there will not be any changes to config of the Juniper SA)?????
thanks a lot for your help in advance!
Most likely the users are connecting to the SSLVPN with name like https://sslvpn.company.com instead of IP (https://10.1.1.1) at the moment. And when you change the IP address in the firewall, you will also need to ask people running the DNS for company.com to change the sslvpn.company.com to point to the new IP address (126.96.36.199). I dont know if this is the case but it would make sense. You usually order SSL certificate from trusted author like Verisign and it's usually bound to a name (like sslvpn.company.com) because then changing the IP of the server (sslvpn in this case) doesnt force you to order a new certificate, since they are not free.
And to your question, no, the change in the firewall should not affect the users otherwise than forces them to use the new address. Assuming that they are using IP address to connect to SSLVPN instead of the name..