MUNI Connection from Home (VPN)


Instruction: VPN Configuration for LinuxMint

Every active MU student or staff member can make use of VPN. In order to log in, one must use UČO and secondary password as login data.

We Use Network Manager

Network Manager should be a standard component of your linux distribution. If you want to be sure, check whether the support for OpenVPN is installed or if you do not have the old version:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Enter the command: sudo apt-get network-manager-openvpn network-manager-openvpn-gnome
  3. If you already have OpenVPN installed, the message appears "x upgraded, x newly installed, x to remove and x not upgraded."
  4. If OpenVPN is not installed, enter: Y and confirm. OpenVPN will be installed on your computer.

 VPN Configuration

1
Open the Settings and select the Network tab from the menu.

2
In the new window, click on the "+" button.

3
In the pop-up window, select OpenVPN.

4
In the following window fill in the Name and Gateway vpn.ics.muni.cz. Enter your UČO as the Username and your Secondary Password in the Password field. In the CA certificate  select the file /etc/ssl/certs/DigiCert_Assured_ID_Root_CA.pem or download this file.

5
Next, click on the Advanced button and select items as it is shown at the screenshot.

 

6
After saving the settings, the VPN service is created and ready to use.

Still having trouble with connection?
In case you have trouble connecting, have a look at the list of frequent problems. Also, do not forget to adjust firewall settings (UDP port 1194) so that it allows VPN connection.

Learn More
Answers to questions about split tunnels, mail settings or passwords can be found in the section Frequently Asked Questions.

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