This article explains how to connect your apple iOS device (iphone and iPad) to the University VPN.

 

Configure VPN

To configure the VPN on your iPad or iPhone,

  1. Select Settings from the Home screen and then General.
    The General Settings will be displayed:

    iOS general settings

  2. On the General screen select VPN.
    The 'Add VPN' screen will be displayed: 

     ios add VPN

  3. Select Add VPN Configuration:

    ios VPN configuration window

  4. Select IPSec (top right hand corner) and add the following information:
    • Description: UoP
    • Server: gp.vpn.port.ac.uk
    • Account: University login name, e.g. bloggsj
    • Password: leave as Ask Every Time
    • Group Name: uop – this must be lower case
    • Secret:purple-banana – this also must be lower case
    • Proxy: this must be set to off.

  5. Select Save

Connect to VPN

To connect to the VPN:

  1. Select Settings from the Home screen and then select VPN.

  2. Select the VPN connection, e.g. UoP and slide the 'Not Connected' switch to the 'On' position.
  3. Enter your university password when prompted and select OK.

    ios VPN login window 

  4. When the VPN is connected the letters ‘VPN’ appear in the top bar:

    ios VPN connected

Disconnect from VPN

To disconnect the VPN connection, go to Settings then VPN and slide the Connected switch to the 'Off' position.


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