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VPN (Accessing the UvA network)

VPN (Accessing the UvA network)

VPN establishes an encrypted connection between your computer and the UvA network. This is especially useful if you work remote.

UvA VPN provides you secure access to the UvA network from any internet connection. VPN is available to everyone with a UvA-net ID

Be careful! When you connect to a public wifi-network without VPN please be aware that this network is not secured and therefore not suitable for sending sensitive information, such as research data, passwords of creditcard information. 


Installation and manual

Go to Download software to download the VPN software and create your own virtual private network (VPN).

ICT code of conduct

If you connect to the UvA-net via VPN, be aware of the UvA's ICT code of conduct and the rules for responsible use of ICT facilities. 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.