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VPN-access to OTH Amberg-Weiden

VPN is the abbreviation for "Virtual Private Network". This network function is required if you want to access network resources from outside the university that are only accessible from WITHIN the university, i.e. not from the internet. These are, for example, certain web offers of the library or web offers for the internal administration. For this purpose, a so-called VPN connection must be established with the VPN web portal or the Forticlient.

VPN Web-Portal

You can reach the VPN portal via the link https://vpn.oth-aw.de

Windows FortiClient-VPN

Installation:

  1. Download the installation programme "FortiClientVPN" (please only use this, never FortiClient) for your operating system from www.forticlient.com. If this download does not work, you can also download FortiClientVPN from the Downloadbereich of our RZ website after logging in.
  2. Install FortiClientVPN (Start the installation, accept the licence agreement and click on the "Next" button. Now click on "Next" again and then on "Install". At the end of the installation, click on "Finish").
  3. After the installation, you will see an icon "FortiClient" on your desktop and in your start menu.

Configuration:

  1. Open FortiClient and accept the terms again.
  2. Then click on "Configure VPN".
  3. Then enter "OTH-VPN" as the connection name. Please enter vpn.oth-aw.de as the remote gateway. Then click on "Save".

You can now connect to the VPN of the university.
Enter your user name and password and click on "Connect".
Now you are connected to the university via VPN.

To disconnect, click on the FortiClient icon in the taskbar (bottom right) and then select "Disconnect".

Known issues:
FortiClientVPN aborts connection with the message that the vpn gateway would not be reachable. Solution: Open Internet options, click on the "Privacy" tab, then on "Sites". Then enter vpn.oth-aw.de under "Website address" and click on "Allow".

Apple Mac FortiClient

Install the ForticlientVPN from www.forticlient.com. If this download does not work, you can also download FortiClientVPN from the Downloadbereich of our RZ website after logging in.
You may have to uninstall the old Forticlient with the setup programme beforehand.

Configuration:

  1. Open FortiClient and accept the terms again.
  2. Then click on "Configure VPN".
  3. Then enter "OTH-VPN" as the connection name. Please enter vpn.oth-aw.de as the remote gateway. Then click on "Save".

Now you can connect to the university via VPN.

Linux FortiClient

Forticlient for Linux can be found in the Downloadbereich

Configuration: Create a directory .fctsslvpn_trustca in your home directory and save the current certificate chain (Zertifikatskette) in this directory. Start ./fortisslvpn.sh for the first time as root and enter vpn.oth-aw.de as the server, in the field behind 443. Username and password as usual. Under Settings you can also save the configuration permanently. Now you can connect via VPN. If you have problems with the Forticlient in your Linux distribution, you can also try openfortivpn.

MAC iOS devices can also find the Forticlient in the APP store.

For Android you can also download an Android client via www.forticlient.com.

Alternatively, it is also possible to connect via openfortivpn via vpn.oth-aw.de. (Host:vpn.oth-aw.de, Port 443)

eduroam / DFNRoaming (ANDROID USER PLEASE READ TO THE END)

eduroam (Education Roaming) is an initiative that allows staff and students of participating universities and organisations to access the Internet at the sites of all participating organisations using their own username and password (...) via (wireless) LAN. (wikipedia)

eduroam or DFNRoaming is available to all members of OTH Amberg-Weiden at other universities and institutions participating in eduroam.

It is very easy to use:
First install the CA certificates from this page.

Select the WLAN "eduroam" at the respective institutions and log in with your ID, supplemented by a so-called realm "@oth-aw.de" (e.g. abcd@oth-aw.de ) and your password. Make sure that the name of the RADIUS server is "rzlsrv0". After successful authentication, you can use the eduroam WLAN.

Even easier: You can also load a pre-configured profile for your system via https://cat.eduroam.de/?idp=96 .

You can find more information here:

ANDROID-users absolutely must take note of this:

Important:

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