VPN, Virtual private network

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You can connect to the UiB network using VPN

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VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way to connect to the UiB network even if you are outside of our campus. Thus you may access UiB's IT services such as eget hjemmeområde and fellesområder) even if you are not in the university area.

VPN also provides a more secure data connection both on UiBs landline network and on the internet.

VPN connection to UiB can be used form computers connected to the Internet, e.g. from studentby-nett, via ADSL hjemme, via WIFI on campus or på reise.

For the time being, UiB provides three different ways to connect to VPN, This is necessary because there is no single service that works well with all the different systems and gadgets on the market today.

Which VPN service should I use?

Overview of VPN services and which operating systems thay can be used with
Please click "Read more..." to see the configuration instructions for this combination!
VPN.UIB.NO Secondary service
(OpenVPN)
Old service
(PPTP)
Windows 7 (UiB client) Fallback solution
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Best alternative!
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Windows 7 (private/self managed) Best alternative!
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Fallback solution
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?
Windows 10 (private/self managed) Best alternative!
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Fallback solution
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Not recommended
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Mac OS Sierra 10.12 and newer Best alternative!
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Fallback solution
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Mac OS 10.11 and older Best alternative! Fallback solution
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IOS (Iphone and Ipad) Best alternative!
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Fallback solution
Android (smartphones and pads) Best alternative! Fallback solution
Fedora/Suse Linux Fallback solution Best alternative!
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Ubuntu Linux Best alternative!
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ChromeOS

Common technical information

This is information you will need to configure and log in to the different VPN services.
VPN.UIB.NO Secondary service
(OpenVPN)
Old service
(PPTP)
Address vpn.uib.no vpn-gw.uib.no vpn-ansatt.uib.no
Shared secret
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Order certificate: Please see https://tjinfo.uib.no/openvpn
Client software: Please see https://openvpn.net/
Logon username@uib.no
username username@uib.no
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Possible error codes when connecting

Click this link to see what the different VPN error codes means