SSL web proxy

CAU-VPN can be used directly via the URL https://vpn.uni-kiel.de/. This enables you to access websites which are usually only accessible in the campus network without installing a VPN client. The functionality of this platform will be explained in the following instruction:

 

Login, Overview page and Logout

Please log in with your stu or you su account data.

Login zum CAU-VPN Portal

Hint for employees: Please use the AD password for logging in. The password might be different from your usual dial-up password. In case you don't know or forgot your password, please contact the Computing Centre Helpdesk.
You can change your AD password here.

 

After successfully logging in, the start page of CAU VPN will be displayed.

The duration of the connection and the amount of the sent and received data are displayed on the above of the left-hand side. On the right-hand side there is a link (behind the question mark) to the Fortigate help page (in English). By clicking on your stu or su number you can log out.

By clicking on "Download FortiClient" you can also download the client software for your device. The regarding instructions for installing can be found  at this page.

At the bottom under "History" your latest VPN connections are displayed.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

 

Bookmarks and Quick Connection

In the "Bookmarks" area you can find preset web sites, which can be visited directly with a VPN connection. Please click on "Quick Connection" for connecting to further web sites. You will be directed to a page, on which you can choose the connection protocol (for web sites please choose HTTP/HTTPS) and can enter the relevant information for establishing a connection (for websites the URL, the "internet address"). By clicking on "Launch" you will be connected to the destination that you specified via VPN. By clicking on "Cancel" you will get back to the start page.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

 

In case you are visiting websites regulargy it might be useful for you a create a bookmark. This way you can get there directly from the start page with a VPN connection. Please click on "New Bookmark". You will be directed to a page, where you can create new bookmarks. Please also enter a name and a discription for the bookmark and you can also add further data (e.g SSO options* in case of a HTTP/HTTPS connection). Please confirm with "Save" for saving the bookmark. By clicking on "Cancel" you will get back to the start page.

In case you have any questions you can also consider the help page of the provider (in English) by clicking on the questionmark symbol on the above of the right-hand side.

*SSO (Single Sign-On) : In case you have to log in with your stu or su account data on the websites you want to visit, you can alter the setting, so this happens automatically.

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee