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Shutdown by 1 January 2018: Juniper VPN / Pulse Secure / Junos Pulse / Network Connect
As of now new OpenVPN service for KIT:
http://www.scc.kit.edu/ueberuns/11139.php (only in German)
Installation instructions:
http://www.scc.kit.edu/en/services/openvpn.php

To establish a VPN tunnel connect to https://vpn.kit.edu and log in with your KIT account.
 

Detailed instructions:

Using a Mac OS X system you have two options to establish a VPN connection: Junos Pulse or Network Connect. We advise you to use the Junos Pulse client, since the Network Connect Client doesn't work reliably.

Pulse Secure

This Client is advised for Juniper VPN.

Download the client using the following link and install it.

On Mac OS X 10.8 and higher only install files from verified developers will be accepted directly. If you get the message "JunosPulse.mpkg can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" [figure 1], click on "OK". Hold the [ctrl]-button and click on the install file again. In the  appearing context menu click on "Open"  [figure 2].

 

Figur 1: Error message, not verified developer
Figur 1: Error message, not verified developer
Figure 2: Context menu, open
Figure 2: Context menu, open

 

The message "JunosPulse.mpkg is from an unidentified developer. Are you sure you want to open it?" appears [figure 3]. Click on "Open" and the installation will start in a new window. Follow the instructions.

 

Figure 3: Are you sure you want to open it?
Figure 3: Are you sure you want to open it?

 

After the installation an overview of your established connections appears (initially it will be empty) [figure 4]. Click on the "+" icon in the bottom left corner of the window to add a new VPN connection. Give this connection any name you desire and enter "https://vpn.kit.edu" as Server URL. Click on "Add" to save this VPN connection. Click on “Connect” and sign in with your KIT account (e.g. ab1234 or uxxxx) [figure 5]. Click on "Connect" to establish the VPN tunnel [figure 6]. If you want to end the VPN connection, click on "Disconnect".

 

Figure 4: Configure a new VPN connection
Figure 4: Configure a new VPN connection
Figure 5: Log in with KIT account
Figure 5: Log in with KIT account

 

To delete a saved connection select it and click on the "-" icon. Clicking on the "pen" icon you can edit an existing connection (i.e. change the name of the connection or the server URL).

Figure 6: Established VPN connection
Figure 6: Established VPN connection

 

Network Connect

This client doesn't work reliably and therefore isn't recommended.

Download the client using following link and install it:

In case of an error message see the instructions for Pulse Secure. When the installation is completed, a browser window appears [figure 7]. Log in with your KIT account (e.g. ab1234 or uxxxx).

Figure 7: Network Connect
Figure 7: Network Connect