These instructions detail how to connect to the University through the inbuilt VPN on MacOS.
Setup the VPN
Open System Preferences go to the Network settings
Click on the plus button in the lower left corner
Complete the settings using the information below Interface = VPN VPN Type = Cisco IPSec Service Name = UoP VPN
Then click Create
Complete the settings using the information below substituting your own username and password Server Address = gp.vpn.port.ac.uk Account Name = Your username e.g. bloggsj or up123456 Password = Your password
Then click Authentication Settings
Complete the settings on this pop up using the information below Shared Secret = purple-banana Group Names = uop
Then click OK
Tick the box to Show VPN status in the menu bar
From the menu bar you will be able to easily disconnect and reconnect to the VPN.
If after following these instructions you still cannot connect to the VPN please contact IT support
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