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Automatic Configuration - iOS

Content for students

Installing the automatic configurator

  1. Choose the MacOS VPN L2TP/IPsec automatic configurator according to your institution[1].

    Automatic configurator download
    Automatic configurator download
  2. Execute the automatic configurator and, in the request for permission to show the VPN profile, select "Allow";
  3. Select the "Install" option to start installing the VPN profile (L2TP).
    Install Option
    "Install" Option
  4. Select the "Install" option when you receive a notice about VPN connections.
    Install Option
    "Install" Option
  5. Insert your username in the form up[123456789]@[institution][2] and the password of the Information System.
    Username Field
    Username Field
  6. Click on "Next";
    Password of the Information System
    Password of the Information System
  7. The installation finishes when the Profiles window appears and shows the institution's VPN (L2TP) connection; Next, select "Done".
    Profiles Window
    "Profiles" Window
  8. Select "Done".

Connecting to the VPN

  1. In the home screen, select the "Settings" option.
    Settings Option
    "Settings" Option
  2. Select the "General" option.
    General Screen
    "General" Screen
  3. Select the "VPN" option.
    General Screen
    "General" Screen
  4. On the "Status" line, select the "Connect" button.
    VPN Screen
    "VPN" Screen
  5. If the connection is established, the status is described as "Connected" and the VPN icon will appear in the notifications area.


  1. MacOS VPN L2TP / IPsec automatic configurator by institution
    Institution Configurator
    FADEUP vpn_macOS_FADEUP.mobileconfig
    FEP vpn_macOS_FEP.mobileconfig
    FEUP vpn_macOS_FEUP.mobileconfig
    FFUP vpn_macOS_FFUP.mobileconfig
    FMUP vpn_macOS_FMUP.mobileconfig
    ICBAS vpn_macOS_ICBAS.mobileconfig
  2. The numbers represent your student/mechanographic number and the institution represents your home institution (cdup, arq, fade, fba, fc, fcna, direito, fe, fep, ff, fmd, fpce, icbas, letras, med, reit, sas or sp).

More information:

Infrastructure and Network

Last update: May 26, 2020