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VPN Access

The Institute of Computer Science allows you to connect to the intranet from anywhere via VPN.

General Information about OpenVPN

“OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange.” (Wikipedia)

The project's offical website can be found here:
https://www.openvpn.net/index.php/open-source.html

To access the institute's intranet via OpenVPN, you require a profile, or certificate, which can be requested and downloaded via the b-it User Management Interface:
https://nic1.bit.uni-bonn.de (can only be accessed from the b-it / IoCS network)

To authenticate, you will need to use your CS username and password. For further information on how to configure the various OpenVPN clients, please refer to the following instructions: