Set up VPN access to the university network under macOS

To be able to use ZDV services outside the university network, set up VPN access to the university network.

💡The use of an already established VPN access to the university network is explained on the page "Using VPN access to the university network under macOS".

💡Multiple VPNs can be created if VPN access to other networks is required simultaneously to access to the university network.

  1. Initiate the configuration of a new network connection
    1. Open the system setting Network

    1. If a closed padlock is displayed instead of an open one, request administration rights by clicking on the lock. For this you need the user name and password of a local administrator.
    2. A click on the button + starts the configuration of the new network connection.
  2. Configure the new network port as a VPN port
    VPN configuration for the university network (first dialog)
    1. set up connection for VPN
    2. choose IKEv2 as VPN-Type
    3. enter a meaningful name as service name , for example VPN Uni Mainz
    4. click on the button create to create the network connection for the VPN service
  3. Configure the new VPN connection for access to the university network
    VPN-Configuration for the Uni-Net (second dialog)
    1. as server adress,enter vpn.uni-mainz.de
    2. as Remote ID also enter vpn.uni-mainz.de
    3. leave lokal ID empty
    4. click on the button Authentication settings ..., to enter your way of authentication
  4. Enter the information needed for authentication
    VPN configuration for the university network (Authentifizierungseinstellungen)
      1. set username in the pop-up menu at the top
      2. enter your unique username as the username
        ⚠️ Your unique username and your E-Mail may be different.
        💡 You can also leave this input field empty. You will then be prompted to enter your username each time you open the VPN connection.
      3. In Password, enter the password associated to your university account
        💡 You can also leave this input field empty. You will then be prompted to enter your username each time you open the VPN connection.
    1. Close the Authentication Settings dialog by clicking the button OK.
  5. Complete the setup of VPN access to the university network
    Activate the VPN settings you entered.

    Click the Apply button to complete the configuration of your VPN access to the university network and enable its use.