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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

With Android OS you have access to the VPN client Pulse Secure. However,  a real VPN connection is only supported on Android 4.0 (ICS) and higher. Junos Pulse for Android is free and can be downloaded via Google Play Store. A detailed instruction for the configuration can be found below.

Short instructions:

  1. Download the “Pulse Secure” app from the Play Store
  2. Create a new VPN connection with the following parameters:
    • Connection name: choose any name, e.g. KIT
    • URL: https://vpn.kit.edu
    • User name: Your KIT-Account e.g. ab1234 or uxxxx
    • Authentication Type: Password
    • Realm and Role can be left blank

Detailed instructions:

Install the free “Pulse Secure” app from the Play Store (Caution: not “Pulse Secure VM”). Open the app by tapping the the “Pulse Secure” icon and accept the license agreement. You will see a grey screen with the buttons “Add Connection” and “Status” [figure 1]. To add a new VPN connection tap on “Add Connection”.

 

Figure 1: Pulse Secure
Figure 1: Pulse Secure
Figure 2: Configurate a new connection
Figure 2: Configurate a new connection

 

Insert the following data in the appropriate fields [figure 2]:

  • Connection name: choose any name, e.g. KIT
  • URL: https://vpn.kit.edu
  • User name: Your KIT-Account e.g. ab1234 or uxxxx
  • Authentication Type: Password
  • Realm and Role can be left blank

tap “Create Connection”.  The VPN connection is now saved [figure 3].

 

Figure 3: Pulse Secure with saved VPN connection
Figure 3: Pulse Secure with saved VPN connection

 

To establish a VPN connection to the KIT tap the “Connect” button. Choose the desired VPN connection (e.g. KIT) and enter your password [figure 4]. Tap “Sign in” and confirm the creation of a VPN connection [figure 5].

 

Figure 4: Log in
Figure 4: Log in
Figure 5: Trust this application
Figure 5: Trust this application

 

The VPN connection is now established. You should see the a “key” symbol in the upper left corner of your screen and the “Status” should reed “Authenticated / VPN: Connected” [figure 6]. If you want to close the VPN connection, tap “Sign out” or swipe down from the top of the screen (the overlay appears), tap the “Pulse Secure” symbol [figure 7] followed by “Disconnect” [figure 8]. You can also monitor the status of the connection from here.

 

Figure 6: Established VPN connection
Figure 6: Established VPN connection
Figure 7: Overlay
Figure 7: Overlay
Figure 8: Monitor of the connection
Figure 8: Monitor of the connection