Establishing a secure connection at the university

Use of some of the university’s online services is limited to the university network for licence-related reasons. These services include the databases and e-papers offered by the library. If the services need to be used on computers outside the university network, it is only possible by establishing a secure connection between the home computer and the university server. The most common technology for establishing the connection is VPN.


Detailed help

The VPN connection software used at the university is Pulse Secure. The software has been very popular, so its licences have recently run out and it has not been available for establishing a connection.

Try the OpenVPN software instead of Pulse Secure. The OpenVPN is equally easy to use and can be used for the same tasks as Pulse Secure.

OpenVPN on university computers

OpenVPN has been installed in a centralised manner on all university laptops.ti.

  • Instructions on using OpenVPN.

OpenVPN on home computers

To install OpenVPN on a home computer, first install the OpenVPN software and then the HY-VPN configuration file available from the Download Centre.

  • OpenVPN on Windows 10 computers
  • OpenVPN on Linux computers
  • OpenVPN on Mac computers (Tunnelblick)
  • OpenVPN on Android devices

Also remember these

You do not always needs a separate program for establishing a secure connection. A browser-based connection is sufficient in some cases.