Connect a Linux device to University of Sheffield VPN

Install vpnc either building from source or using a package manager (eg. apt-get)

Edit /etc/vpnc.conf as follows:

  1. IPSec gateway vpn.shef.ac.uk
  2. IPSec ID unishef
  3. IPSec secret unishef
  4. Xauth username [university username]
  5. Xauth password [remote access password]

Use the commands vpnc & vpnc-disconnect to manage the connection.

To connect to VPN you will need a remote access password. Click on the link below if you need to request one.

Computer account management