Using SSL-VPN

This page explains how to get off-campus access to the Tokyo Institute of Technology network over SSL-VPN.

Notes

  • Disable the Pop-up Blocker.
  • The number of SSL-VPN access at the same time is limited, so please use it with reatraint.
  • Note that the system will apply usage restrictions if it detects file conversion software transmissions while the connection is active.
  • Electronic journals are prohibited from systematic and excessive downloading. In addition, those who have an Access Card but Reserch Fellowship for Young Scientists belonged to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science cannot use electronic journals.

Contents

  1. Supported operating systems/browsers
  2. Procedures for Windows
  3. Procedures for macOS
  4. Procedures for iOS/Android
  5. Ports that can be used for an SSL-VPN connection

1. Supported operating systems/browsers

Operating System (OS) Browser Notes
Windows 8, 10, 11 Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox
macOS Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox May not be supported depending on OS versions
iOS/Android - Installing F5 Access application is needed
May not be supported depending on OS versions

2. Procedures for Windows

*Note that the images below would be different from ones that you are using. This manual uses Edge to explain.
  1. Click the "Campus Network SSL-VPN" button which is located under General Systems in the menu.
    リソースメニュー画面
  2. Then, you will see a password prompt. Re-enter your password here which is used for logging into the Portal.
    パスワード入力画面
  3. When you see the menu like the following image, click "Network-Access-XXXXXX".
    ネットワークアクセス
  4. If you use this feature for the first time, please click "Download".
    コンポーネントのインストール
  5. Click "Open file" located right top on the screen.
    インストール画面1
  6. Click the "Continue" button.
    インストール画面2
  7. Click the "Yes" button.
    確認画面1
  8. When the installation completes, please click "Click here".
    インストール画面3
  9. Click the "Open" button.
    インストール画面4
  10. If you see Security Alert pop-up, please click "Add this site to your ...".
    インストール画面5
  11. Click the "Yes" button.
    確認画面2
  12. Click the "Yes" button.
    ※if you see this pop-up again and again, please keep clicking "Yes".
    確認画面3
  13. When you see the "Connected" message at the top left corner of the screen, your connection is complete.
    *Do not close this display window until you are done with your SSL-VPN connection.
    To access electronic journals, use a new window (or tab) to open the library website (http://www.libra.titech.ac.jp/).
    接続状況確認画面
  14. When you finish using SSL-VPN connection, click the "Disconnect" button at the top right corner of the screen.
    終了

3. Procedures for macOS

*Note that the pictures would be different from actual ones.
  1. Click the "Campus Network SSL-VPN" button which is located under General Systems in the menu.
    リソースメニュー画面
  2. Then, you will see a password prompt. Re-enter your password here which is used for logging into the Portal.
    パスワード入力画面
  3. When you see the menu like the following picture, click "Network-Access-XXXXXX".
    ネットワークアクセス
  4. Click the "Start" button if you use this feature for the first time.
    Start
    Click the "Download" button and run "mac_f5vpn.pkg".
    インストール画面1
    インストール画面2
    Mount the pkg file and hold down the Control key, click, and select "Open".
    インストール画面3
    Click the "Continue" and "Install" buttons as following the instructions.
    インストール画面4
    インストール画面5
    Please enter the password which is used for logging into Mac.
    インストール画面6
    Click the "Close" button as following the instruction.
    インストール画面7
    When the installation is done, please click "Click here".
    インストール画面8
  5. Click the "Allow" button as following the instruction.
    許可
  6. Choose "Always allow VPN connection from this site".
    セキュリティの警告
  7. When you see the "Connected" message at the top left corner of the screen, your connection is complete.
    *Do not close this display window until you are done with your SSL-VPN connection.
    To access electronic journals, use a new window (or tab) to open the library website (http://www.libra.titech.ac.jp/).
    接続状況確認画面
  8. When you finish using SSL-VPN, click the "Disconnect" button at the top right corner of the screen.
    終了

4. Procedures for iOS/Android

*Note that the pictures would be different from actual ones. This below is exampled for iPad.
  1. Install the "F5 Access" application.
    F5 Access画面
    If you see this attention, please choose "Allow".
    許可画面
  2. Open the "F5 Access" app, and tap "Add New".
    新規追加
  3. Edit the Configure as the following information. When you finish editing, click "save".
    - Description: Tokyo Tech
    - Server: https://apm.nap.gsic.titech.ac.jp
    - Web Logon: ON
    設定画面
  4. Tap "Allow".
    許可
  5. Turn on the "Connection" button.
    接続
    If you see an error below, you need to set the notifications to allow.
    Please set up following steps.

    エラー画面
    Tap to open "Settings".
    設定
    Open "F5 Access" from "Notifications".
    通知画面
    Turn on "Allow Notifications".
    許可
  6. You will be taken to the Portal top to log in to the Portal as usual.
    ポータルログイン
  7. When you see "Connected" in "Status", it means your device is successfully connected.
    状況
  8. When you finish using SSL-VPN, please turn off the "Connection" button.
    接続終了

5. Ports that can be used for an SSL-VPN connection

The ports that can be currently used for an SSL-VPN connection are as follows.

Protocol Port
TCP 22
TCP 25
TCP 80
TCP 443
TCP 465
TCP 993
TCP 995

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Updated: June 9, 2022
Created by: The Authentication Infrastructure System Team

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