University of Oregon

iOS VPN Software


How do I install the VPN software on my iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad)?
To start installing the VPN software:

  1. Open this page in the Safari web browser on your device
  2. Tap one of the two links below
  3. Continue by following the directions below

Install UO VPN
(split tunnel)

Install UO VPN
(full tunnel)


What's the difference between split-tunnel and full-tunnel VPN? With split-tunnel VPN, only network traffic to and from UOnet is secured and routed between your device and campus. With full-tunnel VPN, all network traffic to and from your device is secured and routed through UOnet. This is generally only necessary for access to off-campus electronic resources licensed by the library.

Installation Instructions

  1. Tap Install.
  2. Enter your device's passcode, if requested.
  3. You will see a warning. Tap Install to continue.
  4. Enter your Duck ID (the first part of your email address, before the "@").
  5. Enter your Duck ID password.
  6. Tap Done to finish.

The VPN option will appear as a profile in Settings.

How do I use the VPN software?

  1. On your device, tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap the slider next to VPN.
  3. Enter your Duck ID password.

You will now be connected via VPN. When connected, a VPN icon will appear at the top of the display:


To disconnect from VPN:

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap the slider next to VPN.

You will then be disconnected from VPN.

System Requirements

This VPN software is compatible with any device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) running iOS 3 through iOS 9.1. Split-tunnel and full-tunnel have both been verified to work in iOS 9.1.

Additional Assistance

If you have additional questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk.