VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology for making safe network connections between two nodes. At SLU, this is used to give users the possibility to access internal resources, for example file storage, printing and internal computer systems, even when they are outside SLU's premises.
About the service
The service provides access to SLU's network, to reach centrally IT-managed systems, such as storage and server, from an external Internet connection. The service is delivered via a VPN client (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) and is installed on the user's computer or mobile phone.
Who can use VPN?
Anyone who is a student, employee, or operative at SLU can use SLU's VPN solution for creating a secure connection to SLU's network from the outside. You must have an active account in SLU's Active Directory (AD).
How do I start using VPN?
To find out how to use VPN, you can read one of the user guides further down the page.
Good to know
We have four VPN servers. Primarily, you should use the VPN server that belongs to the place where you usually work. However, if this does not work, you can try connecting to another one until the error is fixed. Note that the configuration of the different servers differs and that it is not certain that you will access all resources from all servers. It is therefore important that you report the disruption to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we become aware of the problem.
The servers are:
Some real-time services such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom may not work optimally over VPN. If you often experience problems with these services, you can try to use a profile that only tunnels traffic to SLU's addresses, so-called "Split Tunneling".
When you have selected a VPN server in the AnyConnect client and pressed "Connect", you will see a login box where you enter your credentials. At the top is a dropdown menu called "Group". Click on this and select SLU_VPN-ST instead of Default / SLU_VPN. Then you can log in as usual with your AD account.
NOTE: Some external resources such as the library's publication databases and e-journals will not work when using this profile. If you often work with these, it is recommended that you continue to use the default profile SLU_VPN.