VPN for students and employees of the University of Erfurt

The University of Erfurt offers its students and staff VPN access (virtual private network) via eduVPN an. 
No activation is necessary for use. All you need is a valid university account.

 

You can choose between "Access to the Institute" and "Secure Internet".

With "Access to the Institute" you can access the university network and its services from anywhere.

With "Secure Internet" you have the option of securely using external Internet access while on the move.

Please note the policy on the use of the EduVPN service:

Nutzungsrichtlinie für die Nutzung des VPN-Zugangs (EduVPN) der Universität Erfurt

Setting up the eduVPNs

for employees

The eduVPN client is pre-installed on all mobile devices administered by the university.

Start the client via the entry in the Start menu or the ZENworks icon in the taskbar (double-click and then "Start eduVPN" under "eduVPN").

Then enter "Erfurt" in the search field of the eduVPN client. If you want to access the network and services of the University of Erfurt, select "University of Erfurt" under "Institute Access". If you only want to be on the Internet via a secure connection, select "University of Erfurt" under "Secure Internet".

A browser window then opens in which you must log in with your university account. Then go to "University of Erfurt" again.

Now the eduVPN client should be successfully set up and you can start the VPN connection.

To do this, select "Employee access" under Profile and click on the slider below "Not connected".

The eduVPN client distribution also distributes two applications that you can use to connect your network drives ("eduVPN Netzlaufwerke verbinden") and perform software distributions ("eduVPN Softwareupdate und Netzlaufwerke verbinden"). You can find them in the Start menu or in the ZENworks app.

"eduVPN Softwareupdate und Netzlaufwerke verbinden" may take a long time depending on your Internet connection. If you only want to access your network folders, select "eduVPN Netzlaufwerke verbinden".

You should periodically run the "eduVPN Softwareupdate und Netzlaufwerke verbinden" application to keep your device secure and up-to-date.

After running either of these, another window will open where you may need to enter your password, and which will close automatically when the appropriate action is complete.

Both applications also reactivate Windows and Office (see also Windows-/Office-Aktivierung). This is necessary every 180 days to continue working with Windows and Office. Otherwise, the license for the device expires.

for students

Download the clinet for the eduVPN from the eduVPN-website and install it on your device.

After installation, start the client and enter "Erfurt" in the search. If you want to access the network and services of the University of Erfurt, select "University of Erfurt" under "Institute Access". If you only want to be on the Internet via a secure connection, select "University of Erfurt" under "Secure Internet".

A browser window will then open in which you must log in with your university account (same data as for moodle or ELVIS). Then go to "University of Erfurt" again.

Now the eduVPN client should be successfully set up and you can start the VPN connection.

 To do this, select "Student access" under Profile and click on the slider below "Not connected".

IT Service Desk
Service area
(University Computer and Media Center)
Centre for Communication and Information (KIZ) / Room 0.11