Automatic Configuration - Mac Networks and Connectivity VPN
Installing the automatic configurator
Download MacOS VPN L2TP/IPsec Automatic Configurator for your institution;
Automatic configurator download
Execute the automatic configurator and select the "Continue" option when asked if you want to install a VPN;
Select the "Continue" option when asked if you want to install a VPN profile.
Insert the username in the format up
@ [institution].up.pt and the password of the Information System.
When requested, insert the Mac administrator's "Username" and "Password" and select "OK".
The installation finishes when the "Profiles" window appears and shows the institution's VPN (L2TP) connection.
Close the "Profiles" window.
Connecting to the VPN
Go to the "Apple menu" and select "System Preferences".
Select the "Network" option.
In the "Network" tab, select the VPN (L2TP) connection created.
VPN (L2TP) Connection
Select the lock icon to make changes and, when requested, insert the Mac administrator's "Username" and "Password" and click on the "Unlock" button.
After giving permission for changes to be made, select the "Authentication Settings..." option.
In the "Password" field, insert the password of the Information System and select "OK.
To facilitate access to the VPN connection from Mac's desktop, check the "Show VPN status in menu bar" option.
Select "Apply" for the changes to come into effect.
Show VPN status in menu bar
Select the "Connect" option to establish a connection;
If the connection is established, the status is described as "Connected".
Establishing the connection
To use the VPN connection again, you can select the "VPN status" icon in the menu bar and select "Connect" in the desired VPN connection.
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).
May 26, 2020