VPN (off-campus access)

VPN

What is VPN??

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) gives the user a secure connection to the OSU network along with an on-campus IP address?.  Once the connection is established, the user will be connected to the OSU network through an encrypted tunnel.  Passwords and other sensitive information will be securely transmitted over the Internet and into the campus network.  Only traffic to and from OSU will be secure when using VPN.

Who has access?

Users must have an ONID or DINO account and a current affiliation with the University. For example, temporary access to ONID accounts after graduation will not give VPN access.

What OSU resources require using the VPN?

Set Up Your VPN

Port Information

In case your firewall is preventing access to our VPN service, create an exception for the following ports:

Common alternatives to VPN

VPN Setup for Windows

VPN

VPN页面:中文VPN说明,请点击此处。

Requirements:

  • ONID user account
  • Functioning Internet connection.

Recommended MethodWebVPN

(works on Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems)

  1. Open a supported web browser and type in the address bar: https://sds.oregonstate.edu
  2. Login using your ONID username and password.
  3. Accept the request to install the Cisco AnyConnect client software on your computer.
  4. A window will appear informing you that you are connected to the OSU network. An icon will also appear in the system tray when you successfully connect.  You can right-click this icon and choose to disconnect or quit the VPN connection.
  5. To reconnect in the future, open the "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client" from the Programs menu and connect to "sds.oregonstate.edu" and use your ONID username and password to reestablish a VPN connection.

Method 2: Standard VPN Client

Windows 8 Known Issue
Occasionally the Standard VPN client will have an issue with Windows 8.  We are aware of the issue and a fix has been found.  The fix can be found on the FAQ's page which has the file to download and instructions on how to apply the solution for the issue and allow the VPN the function properly.

  1. Download the latest version of the Cisco VPN client software. 
    Version for 32-bit Windows: 5.0.07.0410  Download
    Version for 64-bit Windows: 5.0.07.0440  Download
  2. After your download completes, double-click the file to start installation.
  3. Launch the software by selecting it from the All Programs list, then select Cisco Systems VPN Client folder. The VPN client is located here. 
  4. Profiles have already been set up for you, and all you have to do is select the profile associated with what you need to do.

Instuctions for using VPN in China:

中文VPN说明

配置要求:

  • ONID 账号
  • 网络连接

 

推荐方法: WebVPN 

(适用于Windows  32字节与 64字节 系统) 

 

  1. 首先,打开适用的网页浏览器后输入此链接:https://sds.oregonstate.edu
  2. 登陆你的ONID用户名和密码
  3. 接受安装Cisco AnyConnect 客户端的请求
  4. 提示窗口将会显示您已成功连接OSU网络,成功连接的图标将会显示在系统任务栏,您可以右键点击此图标选择取消连接或者退出VPN连接。
  5. 未來连接时,选择 "Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client" 客户端从系统菜单,选择连接至 "sds.oregonstate.edu"后输入您的ONID用户名和密码重新连接VPN。

 

Connection information

Only need the connection profiles? Acquire that information here.

What's the difference between the different connection profiles?

VPN Setup for Mac

VPN

iPhone/iPad Quick Setup Method

You can use this utility here to set it up automatically. Just navigate to this page on your device and download this file here (vpn.Mobileconfig)

Built-in VPN for iOS, Mac OS 10.6 and up (Recommended)

Apple's recent operating systems offer a built-in feature that works best when connecting to the University VPN. It is highly recommended that you use the instructions provided below.


Download VPN Client  (Mac OS 10.5 or older)

Version: 4.9.01.0180 - release notes

Download:

  1. Download the latest version of the Cisco VPN client software.
  2. Login with your ONID username and password.
  3. Save the install package to your Desktop.
  4. Double click the file vpnclientdarwin-4.9.01.0180-universal-k9.dmg.
  5. Double click the mounted file vpnclientdarwin-4.9.01.0180.
  6. Continue to the next section.

Install:

  1. Double click on the icon that says Cisco VPN Client.mpkg.
  2. Click continue to confirm that you would like to proceed.
  3. Click on continue again to start the installation process.
  4. Click on continue again to accept the license agreement.
  5. Click on Agree to say that you agree with the terms.
  6. Then click on install to start the installation process.
  7. If you have a system password, you will have to type it in now.
  8. Click close to exit out of the installation program when it is done.

You should now be able to delete the package that you downloaded from your desktop.

Now you should be able to go to Go> Applications and find the Cisco VPN Client listed there. When you open the Client, there will be three profiles there for you to choose from. All you have to do is simply select the type of use you need it for, then enter your ONID username and password when prompted to.

Download the VPN Client for Mac OS

 

 

 

If the recommended built-in VPN method mentioned above does not work for you, you may try one of the following methods to connect to the university VPN.

VPN Setup for Linux

VPN

Requirements:

  • ONID user account
  • Functioning Internet connection.

 

Method 1: Built in VPN? with downloaded profiles.

Some versions of Linux allow you to import profiles that have already been created. To do this:

  1. Download the pre-made profiles from OSUWare, logging in with your ONID username and password. 
  2. Click Import and browse to the location of the downloaded profile.
  3. Select the profile that you downloaded, and click open.
  4. Check and make sure that the gateway, group name, and group password fields are all filled out, then click apply.
  5. You will have to fill in your ONID username in the username field.
  6. Your VPN connection should be listed in the VPN connections on your computer.
  7. To connect with the VPN, select the profile you wish to connect with, then enter your ONID password.

 

Method 2: Built in VPN Manual setup.

For versions of Linux that do not allow you to import pre-made profiles. To do this:

  1. Login with your ONID username and password to the OSUWare site.
  2. Locate the VPN information that corresponds with your type of connection.
  3. On your computer, open the VPN connections window.
  4. Click Add, to add a new VPN connection.
  5. Select Cisco Compatible VPN/IPSec, then click create.
  6. Enter in the gateway, group name, group password, and your ONID username.
  7. Click Apply to save your changes.
  8. Your VPN connection should be listed in the VPN connections on your computer.
  9. To connect with the VPN, select the profile you with to connect with, then enter your ONID password.

 

Method 3: WebVPN

  1. Open a supported web broswer and type in the address bar: https://sds.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Login using your ONID username and password.
  3. Accept the request to run the Java Application
  4. A window will appear informing you that you are connected to the OSU network. An icon will also appear in the system tray when you successfully connect. You can right-click this icon and choose disconnect or quit to end the VPN connection.

 

Method 4: Standard VPN Client for Linux Kernels(2.4.x-2.6.x)

Version: 4.8.02.0030 - release notes

Download:

  1. Download the latest version of the Cisco VPN client software.
  2. Login with your ONID username and password.
  3. Save the install package to your Desktop.
  4. Right click the vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.02.0030-k92.tar.gz and select extract here.

Install:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Elevate yourself to root.
  3. Enter the folder with the installation files by typing (in this case); "cd Desktop/vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.02.0030-k9/vpnclient" (without the quotations).
  4. Then type ./vpn_install.
  5. The directory where binaries will be installed should be left as the default (/usr/local/bin) by pressing enter.
  6. Automatically starting the VPN service at boot time should also be left as the default (yes) by pressing enter.
  7. The directory containing the linux kernel source code may differ depending on your version of linux. You will have to find this, then enter it in where it asks for it.
  8. After restarting your computer, you should be able to find the Cisco VPN under applications.

Note: You can create profiles for the VPN using Method 3 above. There are also profiles included in the downloaded package, which you can try copying and pasting into the profiles directory which will be in the directory the modules were installed to (Linux Kernel Source Code). The files you will be looking for end in .pfc. You will not need to copy the sample.pfc file.

VPN Setup for Solaris

VPN

Requirements:

  • ONID user account
  • Functioning Internet connection.

Method 1:  Standard VPN? Client for Solaris 2.7, 2.8 

Version: 4.6.02.0030

  1. Visit this web page to download the Cisco VPN client software for your Solaris machine.
    1. Connection information is also located on that page and is required to make the VPN function properly. 

Note: Solaris configurations are known to work but are not supported. Please follow instructions inside the package concerning how to set up the VPN Client on Solaris.

WebVPN doesn't support Solaris

Read Cisco's Release Notes for more information.

 

 

VPN Connection Information

VPN? Connection information

The host, group name and group passwords are all case sensitive. Please ensure the case is correct and there are no leading or trailing spaces.

On-campus (full tunnel)

* Use this only when on the OSU Public Network.

Host: sds.oregonstate.edu
Group Name
: VPN_public (Case sensitive)
Group Password: BetterThenWEP (Case sensitive)

Download the connection profile.

Off-campus (split tunnel)

* Use this from home/Off OSU Network.

Host: sds.oregonstate.edu
Group Name: ORST_VPN3K (Case sensitive)
Group Password: NETauth (Case sensitive)

Download the connection profile.

SciFinder

Host: sds.oregonstate.edu
Name: ORST_SCIFIND (Case sensitive)
Password: NewService (Case sensitive)

Download the connection profile.

 


 

VPN installation files

Solaris

Version: 4.6.02.0030

Release Notes

Installation File

Linux

Version: 4.8.02.0030

Release Notes

Installation File