central VPN access

Central VPN access – your secure connection to TU Network

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As a TU member, you want to access the data network of TU Darmstadt or the Internet outside the TU Darmstadt via a secure connection?

Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology not only enables a secure and authenticated connection to the TU network to be set up, but also provides access to resources that are only released for use by students and staff at the TU.

Two profiles are available…

  • Profile “extern”
    With this profile you receive an IP address from TU Network and only connections to TU are routed via VPN client. The use of internal resources is thus possible. For example, you can work in First Spirit from outside TU Darmstadt.
  • Profile “campus”
    With this profile you receive an IP address from TU Network and all connections are routed via VPN. This also allows access to external resources. For example, the electronic journal library of ULB can be used from home.

External connections are faster than those with the profile “campus”. The profile “external” should therefore be preferred, if no external resources need to be used as a TU member.

Who can use the central VPN access?

The service is available to any person with a TU-ID.

To use the service, you only need a VPN client on your computer.
>> Download and installation instructions

VPN connections from dormitories
Access to the VPN gateways is prevented from the student dormitories. This is due to the fact that the volume of external traffic to the dormitories is limited on a monthly basis. By using the VPN gateways, this restriction would be avoided.

Framework conditions

The latest versions of the following systems are supported: Windows, MacOS, Linux 64bit, Android and iOS.

Other operating systems can use the service via free software (e.g. OpenConnect). However, HRZ cannot offer support for this. Still, user support is provided during installation.


A cost contribution is not charged.