VPN establishes an encrypted connection between your computer and the UvA network. This is especially useful if you work from home.
VPN is available to everyone with a UvA-net ID.
Go to Download software to download the VPN software and create your own virtual private network (VPN).
If you connect to the UvA-net via VPN, be aware of the UvA's ICT code of conduct and the UvA-net regulations. Not following these rules and regulations could result in access to the UvA-net being denied.
For example, spreading copyrighted material via the UvA-net is forbidden. If you are using a programme to download material (e.g. Bittorrent, Utorrent or Vuze), make sure that this programme is turned off before you connect to the UvA network. Such a programme can distribute (upload) files via the UvA network and this is illegal.