OpenVPN Access Server [ UFAL VPN gateway ]

server: ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz

URL: https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943

Admin: https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943/admin

Accounts: everyone with UFAL Zimbra mail account can use this VPN (shared credentials)

Benefits:

  • direct access to internal UFAL services (LRC cluster,...)
  • access to network resources (Libraries,...), with restricted access (only from MFF UK / UK network)
  • safe network access from suspicious locations/networks (you can use possibly insecure wifi and activate VPN to make secure channel to our own network)

Number of concurrent active VPN connections (license): 15 


Android:
  * connect to https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943
  * login
  * click on OpenVPN Connect for Android
    - install from GooglePlay
    - start appl & select OpenVPN Access Server
    - use you ufalgate login&pass (default is the same as on the orig. ufal.mff.cuni.cz mailserver)
    - configuration will be downloaded and stored
    - now use your credentials again to activate VPN connection
  * Don't forget to disconnect when finishing you work at UFAL.


Ubuntu:
  * connect to https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943
  * login
  * download you OVPN configuration (Yourself, user-locked profile)
  * click on OpenVPN for Linux to check simple HOWTO
    - described solution works correctly, you have to just run:

openvpn --config ~/Downloads/client.ovpn (as root, or using sudo)

  * If you want to use *.ufal.hide.ms.mff.cuni.cz names, ensure, that your system has set primary DNS server to 195.113.19.71. It should be autoconfigured in time of VPN connection initialization, but in rare cases the autoconfiguration may fail.


Windows:
  * connect to https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943
  * login
  * download OpenVPN Connect as instructed, install the package
  * open OVPNConnect icon at the indicator area, fill in you login&pass
  * connect
  * Don't forget to disconnect when finishing you work at UFAL.


iOS & Mac OS X:
  * connect to https://ufalgate.ms.mff.cuni.cz:943
  * login
  * click on OpenVPN Connect for iOS or Mac OS X
    - install client application and continue as described 
    - use our credentials to activate VPN connection
  * Don't forget to disconnect when finishing you work at UFAL.