These instructions detail how to connect to the University through the inbuilt VPN on MacOS.

Setup the VPN

  1. Open System Preferences go to the Network settings
    Click on the plus button in the lower left corner Network


  2. Complete the settings using the information below
    Interface = VPN
    VPN Type = Cisco IPSec
    Service Name = UoP VPN
    Then click Create VPN Settings


  3. 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 VPN Settings


  4. Complete the settings on this pop up using the information below
    Shared Secret = purple-banana
    Group Names = uop
    Then click OK VPN Settings


  5. Tick the box to Show VPN status in the menu bar
    Network


  6. From the menu bar you will be able to easily disconnect and reconnect to the VPN.
    Network

  7. If after following these instructions you still cannot connect to the VPN please contact IT support.



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