VPN on Ubuntu

This documentation is based on use of Ubuntu 18.10 and the default Firefox web browser. It is also validated with Ubuntu 20.10 LTS. The views may differ when using other versions and there has been report of problems while using Google Chrome web browser.

As part of the IT-department work to improve both user experience and security, we have prepared a new VPN solution. You can find the new solution here: https://na.nmbu.no. It requires two-factor and secure login through our single-sign-on service, if you are not on campus.

The first time you start the resource “VPN-Student”, you need to install a small VPN client application. Select “More options”, then select “Install” and follow the steps as shown in the pictures below:

After installing the client and opening “Launch Application”, select “Open link”.

On the next picture that comes up the first time you try to connectselect the first choice: “Always allow VPN connection from this site.”

You will see that the client is connected and you will also find a status window that looks like this:

The next time you need to connect through VPN, just go to https://na.nmbu.no in your favorite browser.