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Manual – VPN for PC

When working remotely, you can connect via our Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access KI’s private network and internal resources – such as, shared folders on a file server (public folders). Read more about how to set up the VPN on your PC.

Installing the VPN client

To be able to use the VPN service, you will first need to install the VPN on your computer. If you are unsure if the VPN is already installed on your computer, you can check by clicking the arrow in the lower right corner:

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If the VPN is installed on your computer, click on the icon to launch the VPN.

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If VPN is not already installed on your computer, download the client to your computer. Log in with your KI ID and password.

Enter your mobile telephone number in IDAC

Ask the IDAC administrator at your department to enter you phone number into IDAC. For other questions, contact the IT Support.

Starting VPN

Double-click Cisco AnyConnect to start the VPN. (Red-marked icon above)

Problems with the connection

If the VPN client does not connect, check that the following address is specified:

vpn.ki.se

Then click on Connect. If the address vpn.ki.se is not already specified, enter it manually.

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You log in with your KI login (same as for your e-mail account).

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Two factor authentication

Once you have logged in according with your KI ID, you will be asked to enter the one-time code.

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Two-step authentication – installation and activation

The first time you log in to the VPN you will receive a text message with the activation code.

Click on the link you received via the text message to download the PointSharp App in iStore or Google Play.

Example of text message:

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Start the app and enter the activation code you received in the e-mail.

Note: Each code that PointSharp generates is time-limited. Downloading, installing and activating the app may take longer than the code is active, which may make your first attempt to fail. Restart the login with your username and password, and then click the update symbol in the PointSharp App to get a new login code.

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Consecutive usage

In the future, you will need to start PointSharp every time you log in to the VPN, after you have identified yourself with your username and password.

Enter the code that the app generates in the VPN client.

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Once you have entered the correct login code, you should be connected. Here’s how it looks when you’re connected.

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Questions

If you have any questions or problems regarding VPN, please contact the IT support.