As one of the business feature the upcoming iOS 7, Apple has announced the ability to configure VPN on application basis. However, details about this feature are hard to find on the web. I am wondering, if this configuration will be something that can be done on the Device itself, or if it has to be something that has to be set up by an IT administrator in the network?
Here's how I understand it. Mobile apps that run on iOS 7 can indeed be set up to (either manually or automatically) connect via VPN, but the devices have to be managed with OS X 10.9 as the backend VPN server and MDM. This is intended to separate the corporate connection (which may be carrying sensitive data) from the personal one.
Functionally, a payload (XML file) will be pushed to the iOS device. The VPN payload is designated by specifying
Additionally, there is a VPNUUID key:
And a SafariDomains key:
So, the short answer to your question is Yes.
To clarify the response above, OS X 10.9 is not required to manage a mobile device nor is it required to handle the VPN. Per-App VPN configuration is handled through the MDM API's (Profiles). Thus, any of the MDM providers that can configure a device for Per-App VPN. The requirement is that the device is under management through an MDM system which can consist of an OS X 10.9 Server running Profile Manager.
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