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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Access the VPN

To connect using Access VPN

1. Register

Access VPN is available to all University staff and Research Postgraduates - to be able to access it students and official visitors first need to register for the service using request form - staff are automatically registered. The service is not available to undergraduates and taught postgraduates unless you can provide an academic justification, sponsored by a member of staff - again, use the form below to apply.

Click here to complete the Request for VPN Access form.

Once you're registered...

2. Read the Policy

To use our VPN service, you need to ensure that you are following our VPN Guidance. Read the guidance before you access the service.

3. Connecting to Access VPN

Once you are registered you can connect using the guides below:

You can use Access VPN on Windows, Mac and Linux (note that performance and availability will vary by distribution). It is not available for tablet or mobile phone devices.