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VPN

The Fortinet VPN is available for all UNF employees and active students.  In order to login to the VPN, you will need to have enrolled a Duo 2FA device.  The VPN works best using Duo push with your mobile device.  You can connect to the VPN using the VPN web portal (web browser) or the VPN client (application sending all traffic to UNF).


The VPN has two main use cases. The first is to allow faculty, staff, and active students to access protected UNF resources while off-campus or on restricted networks. The second use case is to allow for secure web browsing while traveling or using unprotected networks (a coffee shop Wi-Fi network for example). Any issues with connecting to UNF resources while connected to the UNF VPN should be reported to ITSecurity@unf.edu or the Help Desk (904) 620-HELP (4357).


VPN Web Portal

https://vpn.unf.edu


The VPN web portal is a method of connecting to UNF resources directly in your browser.  It allows users to download the full VPN client, RDP/SSH into devices on the UNF network, and browse websites only available on the UNF network. See below for examples of using the VPN web portal.


Connecting to Osprey SSH via VPN Web Portal

1. Login to the VPN web portal using your UNFID and password.  Duo 2FA is required and it will push to your device after clicking next.  

Note: If you use a Duo Token/Code, you will have to type in your password and the code shown on the screen of the token or app using the following format: password,token (ex. BigSwoopingOsprey,652452)

 SSL-VPN-Login-Updated


2. Use the bookmark for "Osprey SSH" to launch a new SSH window.

SSL-Osprey-SSH


3. Login with your UNF credentials in the new tab that was launched.

SSL-Osprey-SSH-Login


4. Your session will be connected!

SSL-Osprey-SSH-Session


  

Connecting to Remote Desktop via VPN Web Portal

1. Login to the VPN web portal, using your UNFID and password

2. Use the "Quick Connection" or "New Bookmark" links to create a new connection. 

3. Select the connection method (RDP for Windows or VNC for OSX) and fill out the fully qualified host name or IP address. 

4. You can select the "Use SSL-VPN Credentials" if you would like to login to that device with the same credentials you used to login to the VPN web portal.

5. Change the Security drop down to: "Allow the server to choose the type"

 SSL-RDP-Setup


6. Select Launch to have the session start in a new window. 

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UNF VPN Client Packages (FortiClient)

Windows - UNF clients get from SCCM (Software Center) or download after logging into https://vpn.unf.edu

OSX - UNF clients get from JAMF (Self Service) or download after logging into https://vpn.unf.edu

Google Play Store

Apple App Store


Connecting using the VPN client 

 

 VPN-Start

 

The VPN client can be used to tunnel all traffic on your device through UNF. It is like connecting your machine to the campus network. 

 

Instructions for installing the VPN client on Windows, OSX, and mobile devices can be found on the VPN user guide webpage.

 


Note: If you use a Duo Token/Code, you will have to type in your password and the code shown on the screen of the token or app using the following format: password,token (ex. BigSwoopingOsprey,652452)