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Setting up VPN on your device

VPN lets you connect your personal device to IT services at the University. Find out how to use VPN on Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android.

When to use VPN

VPN creates a secure link from your device to services at the University, as if you were on the University network.

There are several reasons to use VPN, including:

  • securing a remote desktop connection
  • connecting to applications that are restricted to University IP addresses (such as Typecase)

You do not need VPN to use UniDesk or UniApps.

Setting up VPN

The easiest way to set up the University VPN is to visit our Network Setup Assistant on the device you want to connect and choose the “set up VPN automatically” button. If your device does not support automatic setup, the page also includes manual setup instructions.