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VPN Quick Start Guide

​​​VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Note: You do not need to connect to VPN to access resources on the NTU network if you are staying within NTU Campus or have already connected to NTUSECURE wireless network.


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Setting Up SSL VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Windows/Mac OS/Linux
To VPN to NTU network from the Internet, you'll need:

  1. A laptop or desktop PC
  2. Internet connection from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if connecting from home.
  3. Supported OS and Pre-requisite: Refer to listing on the Portal
    Note: You do not need to connect to VPN to access resources on the network if you are staying within NTU Campus or have already connected to NTUSECURE wireless network.


Connecting to VPN

  1. For Windows and Mac OS user: On a web browser (eg Firefox, IE 7/8 or Safari), go to NTU Homepage (URL: www.ntu.edu.sg​), click "NTU VPN" under QuickLinks or type ntuvpn.ntu.edu.sg on a Web Browser.
  2. For Linux OS user: Go to https://ntuvpn.ntu.edu.sg/linux
    • A VPN client will be installed and configured automatically on your system after the entered credential is authenticated successfully
    • During the installation process, there will be some security prompt, please click "Run" or "Ok" to continue with the installation
    • The client will connect to the VPN server automatically after the installation is completed
  3. For subsequent access, there will be no client installation and VPN will be automatically established after the entered credential is authenticated successfully


Signing Out of VPN
Click the or JunosPules icon found on the bottom left corner of the screen and select sign-out or Click "Sign out" on the SSL VPN home web-page.


Setting Up Microsoft-VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Windows
To VPN to NTU network from the Internet, you'll need:

  1. a laptop or desktop PC
  2. Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows10
  3. Internet connection from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if connecting from home
  4. your Network Account


Note: You do not need to connect to VPN to access resources on the network if you are staying within NTU Campus or have already connected to NTUSECURE wireless network.

Setup your computer as follows:

  1. Download the NTURAS VPN installation file below for your Windows version. Copy the file to a blank diskette.


    Supported Windows Platform

    Required Components

    Windows VISTA, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 10 

    NTURAS VPN Installation File

    Windows VISTA,

    Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10 (32 bits)

    Windows VISTA,

    Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10 (64 bits)

  2. Execute the NTURAS file. Insert your Windows CD if required during the course of the installaton. When installation is completed, reboot your computer.
  3. Make sure you're already connected to the Internet. Click on the NTURAS Virtual Private Network icon.
  4. To logon please use your Network Account in the form of DOMAIN\username i.e.
    For student STUDENT\username
    For staff STAFF\username
    For assoc* ASSOC\username

    Note: * Alumni using ASSOC Network Account are not allowed access to the VPN service. Above ASSOC account refers to those issued to our industrial partners users.
  5. Click on Connect to start tunnelling to NTU network via VPN.
  6. To access the Internet, you'll also need to configure your web-browser here.
​           For step-by-step configuration of VPN, please click to the following correct operating system that                your system is running to read the instruction:
  • Windows10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Internet Explorer Proxy Settings
To access the Internet via web browsing, explicit proxy configuration is not required.

This means that with the default web browser setup that come with a fresh Operating System installation, web surfing is immediate once network connetivity is established.

  1. Click on Tools>Internet Options...
  2. Select the Connections tab and highlight the remote access profile you'll be configuring. Next click on Settings...

     NTURAS Virtual Private Network

  3. Leave the default web browser setup intact.


Get the latest patch from Microsoft website
Always remember to update your notebook/desktop with the latest critical patches that are made available from Microsoft website at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

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