VPN Client of the University of Mannheim

Our VPN client allows you to connect to the university network quickly, conveniently and securely from anywhere in the world.

How can I use the VPN client?

To gain VPN access, you must first download the VPN client compatible with your operating system (Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android). The installation is quick and easy.

You simply need:

  • your Uni-ID (user ID) and
  • your password for this ID

Download and install the VPN client


Using the VPN client on Linux

You use Linux and have problems connecting? As an alternative to SSL, we also provide the possibility of connecting via IPSEC.

You can download the profile and certificate here:

Linux certificate and profile


Read our VPN step-by-step instructions:

VPN instructions

For an overview of all instructions available, for instance on how to connect to the free university wireless, please go to all instructions.


    Requirements, technical details and availability

  • Requirements of use

    Legal requirements    

    • Please observe the terms of use.
    • The VPN access may only be used for academic and teaching purposes.

    Technical requirements  

    • All common operating systems are supported.
  • Technical details

    • To fulfill increasing demands regarding security in network connections, the University IT has established an IPsec/SSL encrypted VPN server (vpn.uni-mannheim.de).
    • Terminal with internet access
    • Root certificate of Deutsche Telekom (installed on almost all devices by default)
  • Service availability

    We guarantee a 99.9 percent service availability. However, we cannot exclude downtime in individual cases.
    Should this be the case, please contact our support team via e-mail or telephone (+49 621 181–2000). We will help you as quickly as possible.