Downloads and tutorials

On this page, you will find all the software and you can read exactly what you need to do in order to use eduVPN.

You can configure eduVPN for two different use cases: to use internet safely on public networks and to get access to your institution’s shielded services and applications, like grading software. Below, we only explain how you configure your device for the first situation. Do you want to use eduVPN for the second situation? Follow the instructions you got from your institution or contact the IT-helpdesk.
 

eduVPN for Windows, Android en macOS

1. Download en install the software:

2. When you open the program or app for the first time, you have to create a profile. You are automatically forwarded to your browser for this. Choose your institution and log in with the details that you have received from your organization (your institution account) and that you also use to log in to other services. Usually they have the form 'john.johnsen@youruniversity.nl'.

3. In the next screen you're requested for permission (from your account) that the eduVPN software is allowed to use your profile. Agree to this. The website now sends information back to the eduVPN software, which might require separate permission.
4. Next, you choose by which location you'd like your connection to run.  If you do not have a specific preference (for example to avoid geo-blocking), it does not matter which one you choose. Choose a country from the drop-down menu and then click on a town in that country. Most countries have only one town available for the time being.
5. eduVPN is now connecting. When this has been successfully completed, a green symbol appears.

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eduVPN voor iOS

  1. To use eduVPN on your iPhone or iPad, download the OpenVPN Connect app via the app store. You don't need to open the app yet.
  2. You need to create a profile on the eduVPN website first. On your mobile device, start your browser and surf to https://nl.eduvpn.org. Choose your institution and log in with the details you have received from your organization (your institution account) and that you also use to log in to other services. Usually they have the form 'john.johnsen@youruniversity.nl'.
  3. Now enter a name for the profile, for example 'Phone'. It doesn't matter what name you choose, you only need it for own reference. Then click on 'Download'.
  4. Depending on the other apps on your phone, you will now be asked how to open the profile. Choose 'Open with OpenVPN'.
  5. The OpenVPN app opens, in which the newly created profile is presented. Import the profile by clicking on the green plus sign. You will now receive some warnings. Give permission for adding the profile and enter your PIN code when prompted.
  6. Click the slider to start the VPN connection. On the first run, you might need to allow this explicitly. Connecting takes a few seconds, after which a small block with 'VPN' appears at the top of the status bar. You now have an encrypted connection.

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Other platforms

We are currently not developing specific software for other platforms, but you can usually also use eduVPN on such platforms. Download the available OpenVPN client and install it.

There are two eduVPN versions: Securely surfing the Internet (Secure Internet) & access to the institute network (Institute Access).

  • For Secure Internet, you need to surf to https://nl.eduvpn.org/ and log in using your institution account.
  • For Institute Access, you need to surf to a web address, such as http://<jouwinstelling>.eduvpn.nl. Contact your helpdesk for the exact address.

Generate a configuration file via the eduVPN portal. This will enable you to start a connection in OpenVPN

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Latest modifications 10 Jul 2018