Attempts to download Sophos Connect client (IPsec and SSL VPN) from an XG135 User Portal result in a text file

Howdy!

I'm getting used to the operations of my new XG135 firewall. I'm configuring users for IPSEC VPN client access. I can create a user on the firewall. I then navigate to the firewall's User Portal and log in as the user. The User Portal displays a QR that I scan using the Sophos Authenticator on my phone. I then log in to the User Portal as the user this time with the 2FA code appended to the user's password. I land on the User Portal page shown below.

When I try to download either of the Windows or macOS clients, I don't get any kind of executable or installer. Instead, I get a text file called "info.txt" with the following content.

Requested file could not be provided. Make sure Pattern Updates are working correctly.
You can find it under 'Backup & Firmware' -> 'Pattern Updates'

I've checked my firewall's Pattern Updates and the Sophos Connect clients are there and have been updated recently as shown below.

The firewall has the latest firmware (SFOS 18.0.4 MR-4) and all the Pattern Updates look good (populated and have recent timestamps).

I am able to download the Sophos Connect clients while managing the firewall through Sophos Central. This is from the "VPN > IPsec (remote access)" page. When I do this I get a zip file containing the files

  • scadmin(legacy).msi
  • Sophos Connect_1.4_(IPsec).pkg
  • SophosConnect_2.0_(IPsec_and_SSLVPN).msi

I have used the Sophos Connect_1.4_(IPsec).pkg successfuly to install on a Mac. Similarly, SophosConnect_2.0_(IPsec_and_SSLVPN).msi works fine for Windows.

Thanks for your attention to my problem. Let me know if you need more information. I look forward to getting this resolved.

Sincerely,

Chris



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[edited by: emmosophos at 1:14 AM (GMT -8) on 11 Mar 2021]
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  • Thanks for getting back to me. I'll be handing out Clients manually for now.

    Just to be sure...Does your reference to NC-70289 means that Sophos is aware of the issue (has a bug report or internal support ticket) and that a fix will be out sometime? If so, I'm satisfied.

    Sincerely,

    Chris

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