In order to guarantee users access to the data network (internet, intranet and not only), default connectivity services are available for the staff members stations, and on request for students and other users who want to access the network with personal devices. Ordinary access to the network - only possible for users with accounts of the type @ unitn.it - can be via cable (wired network) or wireless (choosing between multiple configurations modes). For the University’s impromptu guests, connectivity is offered through the Eduroam Federation (for guests coming from Universities or Research Institutions that belong to it) or by issuing temporary credentials (so-called Visiting accounts). This group of services also includes VPNs - Virtual Private Networks for managing external traffic to University network resources.
All traffic passes through the VPN tunnel, even internet surfing is done through the University network.
Warning: if you enter incorrect credentials three times in a row to access the VPN, it will be blocked for 15 minutes.
This measure was introduced for security reasons, in order to limit the risk of “brute force” attacks used to improperly obtain user credentials.
The GlobalProtect client must be installed and configured on the devices used.