Amazon AWS requires two VPNs to their solution for access from the outside. In order to do so, 2 Route based VPNs will be needed. This article will guide you through the process of configuring this through the use of a new feature introduced in Sonic OS .


In order to complete this task, you will need to create an Access Key for the SonicWall to interact with Amazon's AWS infrastructure.

  1. Access your Amazon AWS account at
  2. After logging into your account, click your account name and then click My Security Credentials.
  3. Click Continue to Security Credentials if prompted.
  4. Expand the Access Keys Menu by clicking the icon.
  5. Click Create New Access Key and make note of the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key as these will be needed on the SonicWall.


Connection Setup on SonicWall

  1. Click Manage and navigate to Network | AWS Configuration page.
  2. Input the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.  Apply the appropriate Region based on your content you want to access.
  3. Click test connection and confirm no errors appear.
  4. Navigate to  VPN | AWS VPN page.
  5. Click Create VPN Connection. A pop-up appears.
  6. In the IP address field, type the WAN IP address of the SonicWall appliance.

    NOTE: Domain names do not work.  This does require the IP address.

  7. Verify the VPN changes to an available status.
  8. The VPN can now be seen from the VPN | Base Settings page.