eduVPN Connection

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is used to set up a virtual network connection across another physical network connection. In this case, that involves setting up a VPN connection to the University of Twente, so that you will acquire an IP address starting with 130.89, even if your Internet Service Provider is not the same as that of the University of Twente. With this VPN connection, you will get both an IPv4 and IPv6 UT address. All network traffic from your device will go through the network of the University of Twente.

Second case is setting up a secure internet VPN connection. You will get both an IPv4 and IPv6 address from SURFnet. All network traffic from your device will go through the network of the SURFnet.

  • Description

    De UT makes use of EduVPN of SURF

    There are 2 types of connections possible:

    1. Secure Internet:
      Encrypted internet connection. i.e. for use in the train or hotel.
      Pay attention! You will not receive a UT IP address. So there is no access to UT systems, you must use institute access for this.
    2. Institute Acces:
      For access to UT systems from outside the campus. You will receive a UT ip address starting with 130.89

    Facilities that can be used include:

    • Access to UT license server
    • Access to network data disks at the UT (such as the M- and P-drive)

    Note: For off-campus access to content the University of Twente (Library) is subscribed to, check this manual.

  • Requests

    The VPN connection does not have to be requested. You can install the VPN connection yourself on your own notebook, iPad or smartphone by following the manuals.

  • Costs

    There are no costs for use of VPN.

  • Conditions

    To be able to use the VPN connection, you have to have:

    • a working internet connection
    • Student or employee email address (or x-account*)

    * In the manuals listed below, please use x1234567@utwente.nl as email address. 

  • Support

    For support, use the manuals. Should you have any other questions or should a fault occur, please contact the Service Desk ICT.

MANUALS

BEFORE YOU START

  • VPN for Windows (eduVPN)

    STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE EDUVPN CLIENT.

    Go to https://ut.eduvpn.nl and log in with your UT account.

    Click on Windows to download the eduvpn client.

     

    STEP 2: INSTALL THE CLIENT

    Open the installation file and install the software (a restart might be required to finish the installation).

    STEP 3: START THE CLIENT


    Search for eduvpn in the start menu and open it. 

    STEP 4: INSTALL THE UT PROFILE


    Select Connect to your Institution.

     

     Scroll down and select University of Twente.

     

    You will be guided to the login page of the University of Twente, or redirected directly to the page where the application can be approved.

    Click on Approve application.

     

     The profile for institute access is now added to the client.

    STAP 5: CONNECT

    Select Institute Access and wait until the status icon is green. After a (re)start of the pc you only need to open the eduvpn client and select Institute Access to connect.

  • VPN for Mac OS (eduVPN)

    STAP 1: DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL CLIENT

    Go to https://ut.eduvpn.nl

    Log on to the UT inlog on page with your UT email address.

     

    The following page will appear.

     Click on macOS.

    Search for eduVPN in the app store and install it.

     

    STAP 2: INSTALL UT PROFILE

    Start the EduVPN client.

    Click on Access your institute's network from outside the institution.

     

    Choose University of Twente.

     

    Click applicatie toestaan (allow application).

     

    Select the University of Twente profile to connect.

    Click Allow.

    When the connection is established the following screen will appear:

  • VPN for Android (eduVPN)

    STEP 1: INSTALL APP

    • Go the Play Store 
    • Search for eduVPN
    • Install and open the app eduVPN

    STEP 2: INSTALL PROFILES

    Click Connect to your Institute's Network.

    Select Universiteit of Twente.

    Choose Approve Application.

     

    STEP 3: CONNECT

    Select the University of Twente profile.

    A message may appear: Connection request. Choose: OK.

    When the connection is established the following screen will appear:

  • VPN for Mac iOS (eduVPN)

    STEP 1: DOWNLOAD

    • Go to the App Store and search for eduVPN.
    • Install the eduVPN app.

     

    After the app is installed, continue the following steps of this manual.

    STEP 2: INSTALL UT PROFILE

    Start the app.

    • A message may appear: eduVPN wants to send you messages
    • Choose: allow

    Press the bottom shield: Access your institute’s network.

    Select University of Twente.

    Approve application

    The UT profile is added to the client.

     

    STEP 3: CONNECTING

    Select the University of Twente profile.

    • A message may appear: eduVPN Would like to Add VPN Configurations
    • Choose: Allow

    Log in with the UT email address at the UT Login page.

    When the connection is established the following screen will appear:

  • VPN for Ubuntu (eduVPN)

    STEP 1: INSTALL 

    Download the available OpenVPN client https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

    You can also install the OpenVPN client from your machines package manager.

    STEP 2: CREATE A CONFIG

    Create a configuration file via the eduVPN portal.
    You don’t have to create both profiles.
    If you want to setup a VPN connection to the University network, you only have to create the institute access profile.
    If you want to setup a secure internet VPN connection to the SURFnet network, you only have to create the secure internet profile.

    Note: the 2 profiles must be created via two different portals.

    INSTITUE ACCESS PROFILE

    Log on to https://ut.eduvpn.nl
    Go to configurations.
    Click on> continue.
    Select the profile: institute access.
    Enter a random name for Name. Preference: Institue Access UT.
    Click on> create and download.

    SECURE INTERNET PROFILE

    Log on at https://nl.eduvpn.org
    Go to configurations.
    Click on> continue.
    Select the profile: Amsterdam.
    Enter a random name for Name. Preference: Secure Internet.
    Click on> create and download.

    STEP 3: USING THE CONFIG

    This step is different for every Ubuntu or other Linux version. 

    To setup the VPN connection from the command line you can execute the following command in a terminal: openvpn <your-downloaded-config-file.ovpn>

    If you want to terminate the connection press crtl+c.

    You can also import the config file into for example the network manager.
    Please search the internet on how to do this for you Ubuntu of Linux version.