University Of Glasgow vpn

By | 6th June 2017

University Of Glasgow vpn

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Use a VPN connection to create a secure link between your device and the University network. This will let you access certain protected UofG resources and systems while off campus, or from your mobile device on campus. University Of Glasgow vpn

NB You don’t need VPN to access day-to-day systems like WebMail, Moodle, MyCampus, Office 365 and remote desktop.

   A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that is constructed using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network. There are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data.

Download VPN client for your device

If you need to use VPN to access a protected UofG system, we recommend Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Download it for your device here:

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Connect to VPN off campus

While off campus, you can use VPN to access certain protected UofG systems.

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi or ethernet
  2. Launch your VPN Client
  3. Enter server name: gucsasa1.cent.gla.ac.uk (you should only need to do this the first time you use VPN)
  4. Click Connect
  5. Enter the following settings:
    • Group: Off_campus_use
    • Username: your GUID
    • Password: your GUID password

While using VPN off campus, only your traffic to UofG pages and systems will be tunnelled through UofG. Your other online activity will continue to go through your usual Internet provider.

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Connect to VPN on campus

You only need to use VPN on campus if you need to access certain protected UofG systems. For any other online activity, simply use eduroam Wi-Fi for a secure Internet connection.

  1. Connect to flexaccess Wi-Fi (VPN will not work on eduroam Wi-Fi)
  2. Launch your VPN Client
  3. Enter server name: gucsasa1.cent.gla.ac.uk (you should only need to do this the first time you connect)
  4. Click Connect
  5. Enter the following settings:
    • Group: Campus_use
    • Username: your GUID
    • Password: your GUID password

While using VPN on campus, all your online activity will be tunnelled through the UofG network.

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