Apple MacOSX (10.6 Snow Leopard subsequent versions)  
VPN Access for smart working/teleworking and library resources

Click on the Apple icon in the top left and then System Preferences.

In the window that opens, click on Network.

In the lower left column, click on + to create a new connection.


When prompted, enter the following information:

  • in the Interface field: VPN
  • in the VPN Type field: Cisco IPSec
  • in the Connection Name field:

    • VPN Ca Foscari for smart working/teleworking, office work, system administration and maintenance
      or
    • VPN Risorse Bibliografiche to access library resources and for unrestricted Internet access from countries with Internet censorship

and click on Create.

Then, in the list on the left, select the VPN Ca’ Foscari VPN network you have just created and enter the following information:

  • in the Server Address field:

    • fortivpn.unive.it for smart working/teleworking, office work and system administration and maintenance
      or
    • bibliovpn.unive.it to access library resources and for unrestricted Internet access from countries with Internet censorship

  • In the Username field: enter the username (without @unive.it or @stud.unive.it) provided by the University when you enrolled or started work and valid for access to all IT services (email, personal area of the University website, etc.)
  • in the Password field: enter your current unive password

Then click on Authentication Settings.


In the next window, enter the following information:

  • in the Shared Secret field: Unive1868
  • in the Group Name field, enter one of the following depending on your category:

    • to access library resources or for unrestricted Internet access from countries with Internet censorship: biblio-cisco
    • for office work for teaching staff, researchers, technical administrative staff (PTA), language assistants and experts (CELs), and students: unive-cisco
    • for system administrators (ASIT): admin-cisco
    • for ICT system maintenance operators (authorised by ASIT): ict-cisco
    • for IOT system maintenance operators (authorised by ASIA): iot-cisco
    • for multimedia system maintenance operators (authorised by ASIT): multimedia-cisco

and click on OK.

Click on Apply and then click on Connect to start the VPN connection.

From the next time, just click on Connect.

Last update: 01/07/2021