This article applies to multiple NetFoundry network Products (version 6 and prior, and version 7 or higher).  Refer to Finding Your Network Version for detailed information on determining your Network Version.

Product Version 7 and higher Networks

Product Version 6 and prior Networks

Product Version 7 and higher Networks

Overview

This guide goes over the specifics of creating and managing Endpoints in the web console. Creating an Endpoint is the first step in getting your AppWAN created. 

An Endpoint may be created in an existing Network. You may go back to Create and Manage Your Networks if you still need a network.

Your Choice: SDK or Tunneler

You may customize your apps with the Endpoint SDK so that they may join your network directly, or you may tether them to your network with Tunneler. Connecting your app directly to your network as an endpoint has significant advantages.

  • create a truly zero-trust distributed system from the start
  • host an invisible server in your custom app that's instantly accessible only to authorized endpoints
  • deploy clients and servers anywhere without any dependence upon network infrastructure and configuration beyond a commodity internet circuit
Ziti is an open-source secure networking framework that is maintained by NetFoundry. Know more about the Ziti endpoint SDK for your preferred programming language and stack by visiting the Open Ziti project site.

Create an Endpoint

To get started with creating your Endpoint, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints. From there, click the blue plus-sign in the upper right-hand corner to create a new Endpoint.

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On the 'Create a New Endpoint' screen, you'll see fields for a name and attributes, along with a registration key to download. A unique name is needed to create an Endpoint. Next, either select from your list of already created attributes, or create a new one. If you have endpoint attributes already created, you'll need to click on the field to populate the list of attributes to choose from. When creating a new one, hit 'return' or 'enter' to populate the attribute. 

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Once you've filled in all fields, click 'create' and you'll be brought to a new screen like this. 

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If you have chosen to use Tunneler for this endpoint then you will follow these instructions to enroll Tunneler as your endpoint, and your endpoint will show up as 'Enrolled'. For you endpoint to function properly, your Edge Router must be provisioned. You can check this status on the Manage Edge Routers page, under the 'Type' column. You will see 'Provisioned', 'Provisioning', 'New', or 'Deleting' in that column. Provisioning can take a few minutes but once that has completed, your endpoints, and services, AppWANs, etc... should function as expected. 

With your endpoint created you may wish to go ahead to Create and Manage Edge Routers.

Manage Your Endpoints

To manage your existing Endpoint, navigate to Manage Endpoints. You can click on an Endpoint row to edit it or use the ellipsis menu at the end of each row to take actions on the individual Endpoint. Use the select bubbles in the first column of the table to select multiple endpoints for bulk delete.

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When editing an existing endpoint, the screen will look the same as the 'Create a New Endpoint' screen, except that you'll click 'Update' to finish editing your Endpoint, instead of create. 

 

Product Version 6 or Prior Networks

For networks Product Version 6 and prior you are able to create different types of endpoints (Client, Gateway, etc.). Find the following articles for further information pertaining to Client endpoints, Gateway endpoints, and Endpoint Groups. 

Create a new Client

To create a new Client Endpoint, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints → Manage Clients and click the blue plus sign in the upper right-hand corner. 

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Manage Your Client(s)

You can edit, share, download, and delete previously created clients. Navigate to Manage Clients and locate the client you'd like to manage. From here, click the ellipses menu in the far right to get the list of options for this particular client. You also have the option to bulk delete if you select the bubbles on the far left of each client you'd like to lump together. 

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Create a New Gateway

To view your gateways on the console, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints → Manage Gateways.

Click the blue plus-sign in the upper right corner to create a new gateway. This will bring you to a gateway creator wizard that aids in creating the gateway of your choice (AWS Cloud, Google Cloud, Azure Cloud, etc.).

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Manage Your Gateway(s)

To manage your gateways on the console, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints → Manage Gateways.

Click on a row in the table to view details about a particular gateway. Use the ellipsis menu at the end of each row to take actions on an individual gateway, like deleting and sharing.

 

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Create an Endpoint Group

To view your groups on the console, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints →   Manage Endpoint Groups.

Click the blue plus-sign in the upper right corner to create a new group. 

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The 'create a new endpoint group' wizard will appear with all of your available clients and gateways listed for easy selection. Add as many clients and gateways to the group as you would like. A unique name is required for your group name. 

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Manage Your Endpoint Group(s)

To view your groups on the console, navigate to Network Settings → Manage Endpoints →   Manage Endpoint Groups.

Click on the group title to edit the group. When you click on a circle next to a group title, the blue plus-sign will turn into a red minus-sign, which will delete the group when clicked. The same can be done with individual group members to remove them from a group.

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