iOS VPN Settings

Follow the steps below to securely connect your iPhone, iPod or iPad to the University VPN.

You will need to connect to the VPN every time you want to use a service that requires it.

iOS 9 & 10
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down to General
  3. Go to VPN
  4. Go to Add VPN Configuration
  5. Select IKEv2 from the Type menu
  6. Enter a description eg Shef Uni VPN
  7. In Server, enter vpn.shef.ac.uk
  8. In Remote ID, enter vpn.shef.ac.uk
  9. Under Username enter your University username
  10. Under Password enter your remote access password
  11. Select Done.
iOS 8
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down to General
  3. Go to VPN
  4. Go to Add VPN Configuration
  5. Select IPSec from the menu
  6. Enter a description eg Sheff Uni VPN
  7. In Server, enter vpn.shef.ac.uk
  8. Under Account enter your University username
  9. Under password enter your remote access password
  10. For both Secret and Group Name enter unishef
  11. Select Save.

To connect to the VPN you will need a remote access password. You can request one by clicking the link below.

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