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=What is a VPN=
  
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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses an existing internet connection to establish a direct link to the campus network. This can be useful for accessing resources that require a campus network connection.
  
<p>Fortigate is available for most major Operating Systems including Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS v10.8 or higher, Android 4.1 or higher, iOS 9.0.0 or higher, Chromebook, and most Linux Distributions.<br><br>
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The VPN that The University of Akron uses is [https://www.forticlient.com/ FortiClient].
  
=Mac=
 
<br>First click on '<b>Remote Access</b>'.<br>
 
Then '<b>Settings</b>' - '<b><i>Add New Connection</i></b>'.<br>
 
Use '<b>SSL VPN</b>'.<br><br>
 
<big>When setting up the VPN client enter the following information:</big><br>
 
<b> Connection Name</b>: UA VPN<br>
 
<b> Description</b>: UA VPN<br>
 
<b> Remote Gateway</b>: 130.101.72.101<br>
 
<b> Customize port</b>: 443 (check the box)<br>
 
<b> Client Certiicate:</b> none<br>
 
<b> Authentication:</b> leave unchecked<br>
 
Then choose <b>Apply</b> <br>
 
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When logging into this VPN you will be prompted to enter your UANET ID and password.<br>
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=Download FortiClient=
If you receive the error "Invalid Server Certificate" then click <b> Continue </b> <br>
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=Windows=
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{{Note|
<br>First click on '<b>Remote Access</b>'.<br>
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    - If you are using a University of Akron owned computer, FortiClient should already be installed and you do not need to download the client. If it is not, please contact the [[Contact us|Help Desk]].
Then '<b>Configure VPN</b>'.<br>
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    - If you are using a Mac OSX device and already have the FortiClient installed, attempting to install the client from the link above will result in a failure message "No updates found."  Ignore this message and use the FortiClient already installed on your computer.
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    - The Installer can take a several minutes to install. It is recommended that, if possible, you download, install, and test the FortiClient while on campus before you need it for remote access.
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<big>When setting up the VPN client enter the following information:</big><br>
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<b> Connection Name</b>: UA VPN<br>
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<b> Description</b>: UA VPN<br>
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<b> Remote Gateway</b>: 130.101.72.101<br>
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<b> Customize port</b>: 443 (check the box)<br>
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<b> Authentication:</b> Prompt on login<br>
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<b> Client Certificate:</b> leave unchecked.<br>
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Uncheck do not warn invalid server certificate.<br>
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To download FortiClient please click the following link: <big>https://uazips.sharepoint.com/sites/software/SitePages/Home.aspx</big><br>
Uncheck save login and leave the username field blank.<br>
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Then choose <b>Apply</b><br><br>
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=Windows Setup=
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(Forticlient is available with official support for Windows 7 or higher)
  
When logging into this VPN you will be prompted to enter your UANET ID and password.<br>
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Please click [[Windows VPN Setup|here]] to visit the [[Windows VPN Setup]] page.  
If you receive the error "Invalid Server Certificate" then click <b> Yes</b>.
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=MacOS Setup=
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(Forticlient is available with official support for Mac OS v10.8 or higher.)
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Please click [[Mac VPN Setup|here]] to visit the [[Mac VPN Setup]] page.
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=Linux Setup=
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Please click [[Linux VPN Setup|here]] to visit the [[Linux VPN Setup]] page.

Latest revision as of 20:50, 20 March 2020

What is a VPN

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses an existing internet connection to establish a direct link to the campus network. This can be useful for accessing resources that require a campus network connection.

The VPN that The University of Akron uses is FortiClient.


Download FortiClient

Note:
    - If you are using a University of Akron owned computer, FortiClient should already be installed and you do not need to download the client. If it is not, please contact the Help Desk.
    - If you are using a Mac OSX device and already have the FortiClient installed, attempting to install the client from the link above will result in a failure message "No updates found."  Ignore this message and use the FortiClient already installed on your computer.
    - The Installer can take a several minutes to install.  It is recommended that, if possible, you download, install, and test the FortiClient while on campus before you need it for remote access.


To download FortiClient please click the following link: https://uazips.sharepoint.com/sites/software/SitePages/Home.aspx

Windows Setup

(Forticlient is available with official support for Windows 7 or higher)

Please click here to visit the Windows VPN Setup page.

MacOS Setup

(Forticlient is available with official support for Mac OS v10.8 or higher.)

Please click here to visit the Mac VPN Setup page.

Linux Setup

Please click here to visit the Linux VPN Setup page.