How to use ikev2 vpn on android.
Download the ikev2 or strongswan vpn application here. Download the config file (zip format) then extract it as shown below. It is recommended to move/cut the certificate file (.cer format) for easy import (not stored in a folder)
Then open the strongswan application. Click the CA certificates menu in the three dots in the upper left corner as shown below
After the second step, 3 tabs will appear. Select the imported menu
The next step is to select the import certificate. Navigate to the folder where you saved the certificate (certificate in .cer format)
If it succeed. There will be information as shown in the image below. The CN code will contain a description of the country code according to the config you downloaded. then click import certificate
After the import process is successful, the imported menu will show the country code according to the one you downloaded when you created an account
the next step is to return to the start menu of the strongswan application and click add vpn profile then fill it as shown below and click save
the next step click the vpn profile that you have created. If connected, it will look like the image below.
How vpn works ?
In a simple VPN (virtual private network) in the user perspective can be interpreted services that can provide security and privacy that cannot be seen (anonymously) by outside parties when you are connected to the internet by connecting through what is called a VPN server.
Benefit of using vpn ?
VPN or Virtual Private Network is a connection from one network to another network that is connected privately via the internet. Called a Virtual Network, because this network system uses the internet as a direct link. Meanwhile, for the Private Network it is privacy.
Tips for choosing VPN server ?
Some VPN providers (paid VPN and free VPN) provide high VPN server specifications and configurations. For example, the VPN provider provides a VPN server with a speed of 55mbps. It will not be useful and you will not be able to feel the speed of the VPN server if your internet connection speed is only 10mbps.