skip to primary navigationskip to content

List of Managed VPNs provided by the UIS

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:

InstitutionVPN server hostname

Client certificate
(for Android) 

Connection profile
(for Apple: iOS and macOS) 
(Default - University) vpn.uis.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Administration Service vpn.admin.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
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
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
Office of Intercollegiate Services vpn.ois.cam.ac.uk Certificate Apple Profile
Pathology, Department of vpn.path.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 Information Services Staff  uis-staff-vpn.uis.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: 28th June 2020

UIS Service Status

Phone padded  Service status line: (01223 7)67999
Website  Sign up for SMS/email status alerts
Website  Read major IT incident reports

UIS bITe-size bulletin


A regular newsletter aimed at the University's IT community, highlighting service and project news from UIS.

Sign up >

RSS Feed Latest news

Wireless service maintenance 08:00–09:00 Tuesday 9 March

Mar 04, 2021

The University Wireless Service will be undergoing maintenance between 08:00 and 09.00 on Tuesday 9 March. During this period, users may experience interrupted service to eduroam, the UniOfCam guest system, the UniOfCam-IoT system and local SSIDs.

CHRIS, ESS and UPS unavailable all day on Thursday 4 March

Feb 25, 2021

CHRIS, Employee Self-Service (ESS) and the University Payment System (UPS) will be unavailable all day on Thursday 4 March while we install the latest upgrade to the CHRIS system.

View all news