Instructions for setting up VPN for Windows

Download the installation file

First, a client program for “eduVPN” must be downloaded. To do this, open and select the appropriate installation file for your operating system.


Installation (once)

Open the installation file. Make sure that you have administrator rights. Click on Install. After a few moments, the installation will be completed successfully. Click on Start.

For centrally managed PCs, the client is provided by your administrator


Enter “Htw Dresden” in the input field. Select HTW Dresden under “Zugang zum Institut”.

Do not use the “Sicheres Internet” function.


The client automatically opens a website for registration at HTW Dresden via Shibboleth, as you know it from other services such as OPAL. Log in with your HTW login.


After successful authentication, approve the application by clicking on the button “Genehmigen”.

You can now close the tab. Your VPN client will now be able to access the service for the next few hours without entering your password again.


If you are allowed to access multiple profiles, you will be asked to select one of the listed profiles. Talk to your faculty administrator about the profile you need if special rights are required for access. See also Group profiles under Virtual Private Network (VPN).

You can then establish a connection via the switch button.

A successful connection is indicated by a green screen with a white shield.

Disconnect from vpn

If you want to disconnect the VPN connection, click on the eduVPn icon in the taskbar (green screen with a white shield). Double-click on it to bring the client to the foreground.

Now click on the switch button again. You will receive a message that the client has been disconnected.