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Setting up VPN on Android

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Contents

Read First: Why you need to use VPN.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows your computer to behave as if it is connected directly to the LSE network enabling SECURE remote access to
  • your J: or Z: drives,
  • H: space, U: space,
  • your LSE email using Outlook,
  • and certain other LSE resources.
Therefore if you are working using a laptop, or working from home or at another institution you will need to create a VPN Connection to the LSE
This document will show you how to create a VPN Connection to connect to the LSE.

AFTER you have created the VPN connection AND successfully CONNECTED to the LSE network you can
  1. Connect ('Map a drive') to your J: or Z: drive
  2. Connect ('Map a drive') to your H: Space
  3. Connect ('Map a drive') to your U: Space (your personal LSE web space)
  4. Set up Outlook to collect your LSE email - read Outlook 2010: Get Started
  5. Set up Outlook to view your archived email folders - read Archiving Email: Open an Outlook Data File (Archive Folder)
Read the instructions below and then go through documents i - v to access your LSE and RLAB DOMAIN resources.

Creating a VPN connection on Android

The VPN connection is managed by the Junos Pulse software which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

[Junos Android Store]

Setting up the client

  1. Open the Junos Pulse client.

    [Picture of Pulse first launch]

  2. To populate with VPN credentials, tap the "Add Connection" button.

  3. In the window that opens enter the following information:

    Type: Leave as UAC or SSL-VPN
    Name: Enter a meaningful name for the connection
    Server URL: https://remote.lse.ac.uk/rlab/pulse

    Tap on the Create Connection button to save this connection.

    [Picture of Add Connection]

  4. You should now see the VPN connection listed within the client.

    [Picture of connection]

  5. To connect to the VPN tap the connect button and you will be prompted to trust the application after which a page will open for your RLAB credentials. Enter your username and password and click on connect.



    The VPN should establish after successful authentication and the client is configured for use.

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