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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Access the VPN

To access the Virtual Private Network:

1. Register

The VPN is available to all University staff and Research Postgraduates - to be able to access it you first need to register for the service using request form. 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 Policy. Read it before you download the service. 

3. Download the VPN client

Once you are registered, download the Junos Pulse (for Windows or Mac) or Network Connect (for Linux) VPN client and run it. For full instructions on getting started, check out our guides.

You can use the Junos Pulse VPN on Windows, Mac, most tablet devices and Linux (note that performance and availability will vary by distribution). It is not available for mobile phones.