This gateway allows access to licensed online resources of the University Library from outside the university network.
Important: Normal, unrestricted surfing or connecting to internal university services (e.g. network shares) is not possible.  

System requirements

Operating systems: current Windows or MacOS


- Install the file using the download link. Follow the steps given.
- The "Global Protect" programme should start automatically after installation.
- The "Global Protect" tray icon can now be found in the bottom right corner of the screen.

- Install the file using the link.When asked for the installation type, select "Global Protect".
- During installation, a window will open with the text „Installationsprogramm versucht neue Software zu installieren“ („This programme is trying to install new software“). Enter your university password here and click on "Software installieren" ("Install").
- The "Global Protect" programme should start automatically after installation.
- The "Global Protect" tray icon can now be found in the top right corner of the screen.

Gateway configuration when started for the first time (applies to Windows and MacOS)

- Click on the Global Protect icon and select "Verbinden" ("Connect").
- In the "Portal" field, enter and click on "Verbinden" ("Connect"). You will then be asked to log in with your university account details (user name and password).
- Global Protect will establish a connection.
- To close the gateway, click the Global-Protect tray icon symbol with the right mouse button and select “Trennen” ("Disconnect").


Off-campus access to licenced electronic resources

Please note that some electronic resources are subject to licence agreements which prohibit off campus access via VPN.

Basically, it is forbidden to provide others with your personal user id and password. Misuse may lead to legal measures taken by the media  providers and publishers. We kindly ask you to  observe the terms of use of the respective providers, such as: 

  • Systematic download of large amounts of data is strictly forbidden
  • Articles and text passages must not be passed on, neither in printed nor in digital form
  • Articles and text passages may only be downloaded or printed for scientific use
  • Downloaded articles or text passages must not be published on freely accessible web pages
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