GWDG's VPN can be used by students and other associates of Göttingen Campus as well as other customers of GWDG to securely connect from the internet into GÖNET without being on the campus physically.

When the VPN is activated, all (IPv4) data connections are transmitted via GÖNET. For most services that you are connected to, this will seem as if your requests have their origin in the University network / network of GWDG.

Using the VPN enables you to access resources that are accessible from GÖNET only. This includes emedia at SUB as well as your Personal Drive.

Due to the current load in VPN, two more servers were set up in addition to vpn.gwdg.de: vpn-b.gwdg.de and vpn-c.gwdg.de. We recommend using one of them. This is only possible with the AnyConnect method, not the client included in macOS or Linux's vpnc program.


The VPN connection can be established with the platform-independent Cisco AnyConnect client, which is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, ChromeOS, Android and iOS.

However, when using Linux, we encourage you to use OpenConnect instead.

Cisco AnyConnect (Windows)

Cisco AnyConnect (macOS)

OpenConnect (Linux, Ubuntu)

Cisco AnyConnect (Android)

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