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The following table is a list of institutional Managed VPN services currently in operation, along with links to download the customised server certificate and iOS profile:

Institution VPN server hostname

Client certificate
(for Android and Linux) 

Connection profile
(for Apple: iOS and macOS) 
(Default - University) vpn.uis.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Arts & Humanities (School of) vpn.csah.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Astronomy (Institute of) vpn.ast.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Botanic Gardens vpn.botanic.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) fireship.cimr.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
St Catherine's College vpn.caths.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology vpn.ceb.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Computer Laboratory vpn.cl.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Clare Hall

vpn.clarehall.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Classics, Faculty of

vpn.classics.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Criminology

vpn.crim.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Crop Sciences Centre

vpn-csc.plantsci.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Cambridge University Students' Union

vpn.studentunion.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Engineering, Department of

vpn.eng.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Faraday Institute

vpn.faraday.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Finance Support Staff

finance-support-vpn.admin.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Fitzwilliam Museum

vpn.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Flybase (PDN)

flybase.pdn.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Geography, Department of

vpn.geog.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Girton College

vpn.girton.cam.ac.uk

Certificate Apple Profile
Gonville and Caius College vpn.cai.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Gurdon Institute camvpn.gurdon.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile

Human, Social and Political Sciences

vpn.hsps.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

vpn.iucn.conservation.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Law vpn.law.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law vpn.lcil.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Land Economy vpn.landecon.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Materials Science and Metallurgy vpn.msm.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
MRC Toxicology Unit vpn.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Office of Intercollegiate Services vpn.ois.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Pathology, Department of vpn.path.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Pharmacology, Department of vpn.phar.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience vpn.pdn.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Queens College queens-vpn.queens.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Trinity College vpn.trin.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
University Administration Service (UAS) vpn.admin.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
University Information Services (UIS) Staff  uis-staff-vpn.uis.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
UBS MIRA vpn.mira.ubs.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
University Library vpn.lib.cam.ac.uk Certificate

Apple Profile

Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics vpn.ra.phy.cam.ac.uk Certificate

Apple Profile

Department of Veterinary Medicine vpn.vet.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
West Cambridge Data Centre Staff wcdc-staff-vpn.uis.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Westminster College vpn.westminster.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Woolf Institute vpn.woolf.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile

In addition to the list above, some institutions may have managed VPNs which are not publicly advertised.  Users should contact their local IT Support staff to find out if such a service exists or is required to reach a resource.

Last updated: 12 October 2021.

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