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OS X Lion (10.7)

These instructions are intended for configuring the UIS VPN for Macs running OS X 10.7 Lion

 Collecting Network Token

  1. Visit
  2. Copy the sixteen character Network Access Token onto the clipboard.
Please note your user identifier is

Installing and configuring the VPN

  1. Download the VPN Configuration profile
  2. You should be prompted to open the downloaded file, if not then simply double click it.
  3. Click Install
    install profile prompt
  4. When prompted enter your user identifier ( and your Network Access Token then click Install.user details
  5. When prompted type in the username and password of an admin account on your Mac.
    user authentication prompt
  6. Click Show All in the toolbar and then choose Network.
  7. Select the VPN entry then tick Show VPN status in menu bar then click Apply to finish the installation.
    account details prompt
  8. Quit System Preferences.

Using the VPN connection

To start the VPN connection:

  • Either choose Connect University Information Services VPN from the VPN menu bar item
  • Or choose Connect from the interface in the Networks System Preference.

When you have finished using the VPN choose Disconnect from either of the locations listed above.

Removing the VPN

  1. Open System Preferences and choose Profiles.
  2. Select the University Information Services profile and click -
  3. Authenticate with an admin username and password when prompted.