VPN for students (MacOS)

Published: 12 December 2018

To access some services and resources at Luleå University of Technology when you are not on Campus, you must use a VPN connection.


  1. Student users at LTU
  2. Created password for Eduroam


Automatic VPN setup

  1. Click the link below and download the file for automatic VPN setup for students
  2. Run the file and enter your LTU username when prompted. Enter your Mac password to approve the installation.
  3. To connect for the first time, click the network icon in the menu bar at the top right and select Network preferences. Select LTU - Student in the field on the left and then click Connect. Note that it is your Eduroam password you must enter.
    Tip! Check "Show VPN status in menu bar" and you will get an icon next to the network icon in the menu bar you can use to connect from now on.

Manual VPN setup

Note that you should fill in your username without @ltu.se BUT with your Eduroam password when creating the VPN connection.

  1. Click on the Apple at the top left, choose System Preferences
  2. Select Network
  3. Touch + in the lower left corner, under the list of network devices
  4. In the first box, fill in as follows:
    Interface: VPN
    VPN Type: L2TP over IPSec
    Service Name: LTU-Student
    Click Create
  5. When the VPN connection is now created, fill in as follows:
    Server Address: studvpn.ltu.se
    Account Name: Your username at LTU, without @ ltu.se after
    Click Authentication Settings
  6. Select and fill in as shown below:
    Password: Your Eduroam password
    Shared Secret: See the link under the wizard
  7. Click Advanced and check Send All Traffic Over VPN Connection in the box that appears, click OK .
  8. Click Apply at the bottom right and then Connect .
  9. In the Show VPN Status menu in the bar bar, you can connect to the VPN connection at any time by clicking the new icon you receive on the menu bar at the top.