View Full Version : One to chew on (Capsule in Android x86)...

2015-04-03, 14:43
I have an interesting challenge that I've been wrestling with. While I have reason to believe that Check Point may be working on it internally, I think it's time to throw it out to the best Check Point minds around...

For a few years now, I've been using combinations of either Android x86 (within VMware Workstation) or (rarely) BlueStacks in order to demonstrate Check Point's tablet-based capabilities. I've shown Mobile Access, VPN, and even simple browser-based authentication. These methods afford me the wonderful ability to show off these features completely within a virtual environment, and even demonstrate over a web-session (since it's all in VMware). Check Point has even been able to incorporate some of this work into the training classes, in order to help students see the functionality.

Recently, however, I've run into a bit of a stumbling block. It seems that Capsule Connect is unhappy with this arrangement. VPN, Docs, and even Workspace are happy (enough), but Connect (which I think is one of the coolest to show off) isn't cooperating.

I believe I have it narrowed down to a certificate issue. One of the differences with Connect is that it needs to install an Android "User" certificate in order to perform HTTPS inspection. The app installs and I can use registration information to deploy it with now issue, but it never installs the cert, and can't successfully connect.

So...has anyone else managed to get this working? Has anyone even tried? If not, do so (it's really cool). If so, help!

Whatever you experience with this, please at least comment here. If we get enough traction we may be able to get some movement.

I'll keep everyone posted on my findings as well.