VPN

To access the resources and services of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld from home or on the road, you need a VPN connection.

This guide describes how to set up the FortiClient VPN-Client, which establishes the VPN connection and enables remote access to university resources.

Windows
  1. Download the FortiClient VPN program from https://www.forticlient.com.
  2. Install the program.
  3. After the first start, start with VPN konfigurieren.
  4. SSL-VPN must be selected under VPN. You can choose any name and description. Enter vpn.umwelt-campus.de as the remote gateway. The remaining settings do not have to be adjusted.
  5. Save the settings with Sichern.
  6. Now enter your user name and password in the main screen and start the connection with Verbinden.
macOS
  1. Download the FortiClient VPN program from https://www.forticlient.com.
  2. Install the program.
  3. After the first start, start with VPN konfigurieren.
  4. SSL-VPN must be selected under VPN. You can choose any name and description. Enter vpn.umwelt-campus.de as the remote gateway. The remaining settings do not have to be adjusted.
  5. Save the settings with Sichern.
  6. Now enter your user name and password in the main screen and start the connection with Verbinden.
Android
  1. Search the Google Play Store for the FortiClient VPN app that matches your device and the Android version and install it.
  2. After starting the app for the first time, grant it permission to create a VPN connection in the system. You will then be taken to the Add VPN screen.
  3. You can choose any VPN name. Please select SSL VPN as VPN Type. With Create you get to the further settings.
  4. Enter vpn.umwelt-campus.de as Server. Otherwise no further settings are necessary.
  5. Close the dialog via the back arrow in the upper left corner of the application.
  6. Activate the connection in the main screen with Connect.
  7. Finally, enter your user name and password.

 

iOS
  1. Locate the FortiClient VPN app in the App Store of the device and install it.
  2. After starting the app for the first time, grant it permission to create a VPN connection in the system.
  3. Under Connection, choose Add Configuration... to add a new connection.
  4. You can choose any name you like. Enter vpn.umwelt-campus.de as the Host.
  5. Close the dialog with the selection of Save.
  6. Activate the connection in the main screen via the selection field underVPN.
  7. Finally, enter your user name and password.
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