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iOS VPNonDemand gets “inactive”

recently we noticed VPN wasn’t working, could be the disabled connect on demand option – nope – the entire VPN configuration was inactive?!

a bit history: apple introduced VPN on demand (VPoD) still in iOS 5, it’s required setup certificate authentication – at first it was just possible to define single domains, over the years it advanced to ignore, evaluate or disconnect for certain domains – along with iOS 7 apple intoduced Per-app VPN to connect specific apps – since iOS13 it is even possible to tunnel just mail/calandar/contacts domains

noticed that this just happed for VPoD configuration, even if a single domain overlap in OnDemand rule, always the last pushed VPN configuration is active

even though all other obsete profiles are remove, the VPN config stays in it’s current state, even if it’s the last remaining configuration

you either manually enable the desired config or repush the config via MDM to remote enable