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VPN Service for Individuals

Information For Users Of The Service Catalogue

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The VPN service is a way of connecting individual devices to the University of Cambridge Data Network (CUDN) from a remote location. When connected, the device appears to be physically located on the CUDN.

Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

When connected, the VPN service allows access to resources that normally require physical presence at the University, using a CUDN connected device. Examples of such resources include:

  • Finance Division access
  • departmental or College resources
  • some restricted access websites.

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

Free of charge to anyone with a valid CRSid.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

The VPN can be accessed with the UIS Network Identifier and UIS Network Access Token, just like the eduroam wireless network. Identifier and tokens can be collected from the tokens website.

Set up instructions for devices are available online.

How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Available immediately

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 

For help with correctly configuring a device to connect to the VPN only contact the UIS Service Desk


Tel: 01223 332999

(For opening times see Supported Service Hours)

Because of the variety of network connections and ISPs, UIS cannot undertake to provide support in configuring or sorting out problems relating to remote network connectivity.

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

The service is available 24/7.

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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