Remote desktops and VPN

Software on the remote desktops can be used not only on campuses workstations and laptops, but also on your own devices on campus or at home. When you work outside the university, you can access AVD remote services without a VPN connection, but for other remote desktops install FortiClient or OpenVPN client on your computer.
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FortiClient

Install FortiClient on computer or mobile for VPN connection:

OpenVPN Client

For OpenVPN you need to create an eduvpn profile:

Please note that your eduvpn profile is valid for 2 years. Its creation date appears in the name of the profile. See how to check VPN profile validity.

VPN Portal

If you do not have a VPN client or you are unable to create the eduvpn profile needed by the OpenVPN Connect client, you will get a secure connection to the university network from outside it via the VPN Portal. In this case, the VPN connection is obtained through the window of the web browser, but there are very limited functionality in comparison with the use of the client.

NOTE: If you sign in the VPN Portal with your user account and password (light authentication), the remote desktops are not available.

Strong SMS authentication

The use of the university's information systems and remote desktops is possible through the VPN Portal, if you use a disposable passcode in addition to your user account and password (strong authentication).

  • You receive a passcode as a text message, if you have set your mobile number in the service https://account.oulu.fi/vpn. You are identified through  Suomi.fi e-Identification service.
  • Only the numbers of domestic operators can be used.