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Sophos VPN Instructions

Windows

Installing Sophos SSL VPN Client

User Portal
Sign in to the User Portal:

  • To connect to Pensacola VPN use https://blackhole.ihmc.us
  • To connect to Ocala VPN use https://wormhole.ihmc.us
  • Authenticate using your username, example “rthomas” and your Active Directory password (your Active Directory password is the same one you use for accessing IHMC Internal).
  • If you are outside IHMC you will need to enter the Captcha code.

  • Select VPN on the left pane, then choose from the following in the the SSL VPN client section:
  • If you are currently using another OpenVPN client you should be able to just click Download for Windows, macOS, Linux and use it with your current software.
  • Otherwise click Download for Windows and install and setup the Sophos VPN client.

Using Sophos VPN Client

  • The VPN software icon in your system tray is a traffic light.
  • A red light means the VPN is not connected.
  • Right click on the traffic light and choose Connect.
  • Authenticate using your username and Active Directory password, just like you did to access the User Portal.
  • Upon successful authentication you will be connected to the VPN.
  • Your traffic light is now green.
  • To disconnect from the VPN, right click the traffic light and select Disconnect.
macOS

User Portal

Sign in to the User Portal:

  • To connect to Pensacola VPN use https://blackhole.ihmc.us
  • To connect to Ocala VPN use https://wormhole.ihmc.us
  • Authenticate using your username, example “rthomas” and your Active Directory password (your Active Directory password is the same one you use for accessing IHMC Internal).
  • If you are outside IHMC you will need to enter the Captcha code.

  • Select VPN on the left pane.
  • Under the VPN configuration section, click Download for Windows, macOS, Linux.
  • This will download the config file that you will use in OpenVPN Connect. The file type will be a .ovpn.
  • If you are currently using another OpenVPN client you should be able to use this configuration file with your current software.

Configuring and Using OpenVPN Connect

  • Run the OpenVPN Connect.app (in your Applications folder.) If you do not have it, download the installer.
  • The first time you run OpenVPN Connect you will likely be greeted by the Onboarding Tour and a couple of notifications. Read through the information and continue.
  • Next you will be importing your Profile, this is the file you downloaded earlier from the User Portal.
  • Since it is a file, click on the File Tab.
  • You can either Browse to the file or Drag and Drop the file onto the app.
  • Click OK to confirm that you want to import the profile.
  • Enter your username for the profile, the same one you used to connect to the User Portal (“rthomas”) and click Add in the upper right corner.
  • To connect to the VPN, click the toggle switch next to the Profile.
  • You will be asked for your password, this is your Active Directory password, the same one used to access the User Portal.
  • Click OK to connect to the VPN.
  • To disconnect from the VPN, click the toggle switch again.
  • You will be asked to confirm that you want to disconnect, you have the option to not show the confirmation again.
  • Click OK.
Linux

User Portal

Sign in to the User Portal:

  • To connect to Pensacola VPN use https://blackhole.ihmc.us
  • To connect to Ocala VPN use https://wormhole.ihmc.us
  • Authenticate using your username, example “rthomas” and your Active Directory password (your Active Directory password is the same one you use for accessing IHMC Internal).
  • If you are outside IHMC you will need to enter the Captcha code.

  • Select VPN on the left pane.
  • Under the VPN configuration section, click Download for Windows, macOS, Linux.
  • This will download the config file that you will use in OpenVPN Connect. The file type will be a .ovpn.
  • If you are currently using another OpenVPN client you should be able to use this configuration file with your current software.

Configuring and Using OpenVPN Connect

  • If you already have a VPN client installed that supports .opvn configurations, you can import your configuration file (downloaded above) to your client.
  • Otherwise, download and install OpenVPN 3 for Linux.
  • Additional installation instructions can be found here.