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VPN Connections

By using a VPN connection, you receive an IP-address within the network address space of the WU. This allows you to access restricted services (e.g. library catalogs or databases) which can be located inside and outside the WU campus. WU employees or WU students can download the required VPN client application free of charge.

Installing GlobalProtect VPN Client

You can download the GlobalProtect VPN Client from Palo Alto Networks via the Controlpanel application. Click > Other WU services > VPN at WU, in order to get to the download page.

Clients for Windows and Mac OS are available additionally on the website vpn.wu.ac.at.

WU workplace computers retrieve the VPN client from the Software Center. Installation is only necessary for laptop computers if you access online-services at WU from outside the campus.

Please also refer to the list of supported operating systems and the advice for installing the software in the FAQs.

WindowsControlpanel vpn.wu.ac.at
Mac OSControlpanel vpn.wu.ac.at
LinuxControlpanel
AndroidPlease search for the app "GlobalProtect" from Palo Alto Networks in the respective App Store.
Apple iOSApple App Store

Using the correct password

For connections to vpn.wu.ac.at, please use the password required for you:

You log in as ...Required Password
Employee (*)WU account password
StudentWU Wi-Fi Password

* includes all active employees of WU as well as former employees (account extended upon request) and external service providers with an ongoing contractual relationship with WU.

Establishing a VPN Connection

Start the VPN client and enter the following data:

Portal addressvpn.wu.ac.at
UsernameWU username
Passwordsee table above
"using the correct password"

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I download the GlobalProtect VPN Client?

What do I have to consider when installing the software?

How do I get updates for the VPN client?

Can I use Windows XP | Windows Vista to establish a VPN connection at WU?

What is the shared secret for the VPN connection at WU?