The use of a virtual private network (VPN) enables employees and students of Paderborn University to access the university network from any location. A secure, encrypted connection is established between the device used and the university network, making the notebook or the mobile device technically a part of the university network. After installing the VPN client it is possible to access almost all resources that are available within the university network.
VPN enables access to the university network as a whole. Repeated registrations for different resources or applications are not necessary.
The use of VPN requires the installation of special software (VPN client). The use depends on the respective device on which the VPN client is installed.
Information on installing the OpenVPN client, technical support and further information can be found on the website of the Information and Media Technologies Center (IMT).