Ralvi Isufaj
May 17, 2017
2:31 pm

getGenericVpnProfile returns null for various VPN clients

I was trying to connect to a VPN server using various VPN clients in KNOX, but i keep getting a null reference to the GenericVpnPolicy object. The code is running outside of a container. This is the code snippet i used:

EnterpriseKnoxManager ekm = EnterpriseKnoxManager.getInstance();

GenericVpnPolicy gm = ekm.getGenericVpnPolicy("org.strongswan.android",0); //put 0 as the container id if no knox container is used


From this link: https://seap.samsung.com/forum-topic/openvpn-client-knox-getgenericvpnpr... i saw a list of VPN clients supported by KNOX. I've tested OpenVPN, Cisco AnyConnect and Strong Swan, but the only one that doesn't return a null reference is AnyConnect and I would like to work with the other clients.

Is my API call wrong somehow or is there anything else that I'm missing.




Samuel Veloso
May 19, 2017
7:17 pm

Hi Ralvi,

It seems that you're using the wrong VPN vendor. Please visit this link and download the correct StrongSwan VPN vendor client:


And then replace the package name in your arguments to "com.samsung.sVpn"

Best regards,



Hi Samuel,

Thank you, this works and i don't get a null reference anymore. Though, there now seems to be another issue. When i try to create the VPN profile, i get a 102 error value which i can see means: Vendor has returned an error indicating that the call to the API was not successful.

Is there any pointers you can give me, or show any documentation or example i can follow?



Ralvi IsufajMay 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm
Samuel Veloso
Jun 05, 2017
6:16 pm

Hi Ralvi,

I'm encountering the same behavior.

To troubleshoot further, please create a support ticket at https://www.samsungknox.com/en/support

Best regards,