VPN on laptop or home pc (EduVPN)

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Install EduVPN to get institute access from home

If you want to connect to your Nikhef desktop after installing EduVPN, follow these instructions.

Windows 10 installation and instructions

To install EduVPN on Windows 10 follow the steps below.

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Visit the EduVPN website to download the software: https://www.eduvpn.org/apps.html.
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Once the software is downloaded, start the installer and click 'Install'.
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In the provider list you need to select the institute to connect to. Search for 'Nikhef' in the list and click on it.
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You can use the EduVPN application to surf the internet safely, for example when you are connected to a public WiFi.

However, in this example we want to connect to our computer at Nikhef so we choose the option:

"Institute Access Nikhef".
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Your browser will open and you will be asked to grant authorization for the EduVPN application.

Click 'Approve' to continue.
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Back in the EduVPN application, make sure 'Nikhef' is selected and choose 'Institute access' to start the connection with the institute.
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This Is the status pagina. The status icon will be colored orange for a short time and then turn green.

You are connected!
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macOS installation and instructions

To install EduVPN on your Mac follow the steps below. The instructions are written using macOS 12.0.1 (Monterey).

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Visit the EduVPN website to download the software: https://www.eduvpn.org/apps.html.
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You will then be directed to the App Store on your Mac to download the EduVPN client. Do this and wait for the software to be installed on your Mac.
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Start the EduVPN application. Search for 'Nikhef' in the list and click on it.
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You can use the EduVPN application to surf the internet safely, for example when you are connected to a public WiFi.

However, in this example we want to connect to our computer at Nikhef so we choose the option:

"Institute Access Nikhef".
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Your browser will open and you will be asked to grant authorization for the EduVPN application.

Click 'Approve application' to continue.
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Back in the EduVPN application, click on 'Nikhef' to start the connection with the institute.
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macOS will ask if you allow a change to the system's VPN configuration.

To continue click on 'allow' here.
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This Is the status pagina. The status icon will be colored orange for a short time and then turn green.

You are connected!
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Linux (Ubuntu) installation and instructions

To install EduVPN on your Ubuntu machine follow the steps on this page: https://python-eduvpn-client.readthedocs.io/en/master/