VPN (Virtual Privat Network) is a technology to connect to a remote network in a secure way. This service is available to all RESTENA users outside the network wanting to connect to service available only on the intranet or to external services normally reserved to the RESTENA network (i.e. Fichier élève application).

VPN usage is accessible only to RESTENA users and needs a RESTENA account (username + password). To open a RESTENA VPN connection, please use your RESTENA username. The IAM username is not valid!

Installation and configuration of a VPN connection


Install and use the VPN connection only:

  • if you need to connect in a secure way to Intranet services Intranet from RESTENA or MENFP (i.e. fichier élèves or scolaria)
  • if you are connected to an Internet service provider other than RESTENA (i.e. P&T Luxembourg)
  • if you already have a RESTENA account (username + password)

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) / 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Mac OS 10.x systems include an universal VPN client.

In the "Apple" menu, click "System preferences", then click "Network".


Click the "+" sign on the bottom left to create a new VPN connection.

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In the "Interface" field, choose "VPN".
In the "VPN Type" field, choose "PPTP".
In the "Service Name" field, enter "RESTENA VPN".
Then click "create".

Choose "RESTENA VPN" in the list of interfaces on the left.


In the "Server Address" field, enter the VPN server's address:
In the "Account Name" field, enter your RESTENA username (the IAM username is not valid!).

In the encryption field, select: Maximum (128 bit only).

Check the "Show VPN status in menu bar" box mac5.

Click Advanced.


Check the box Send all traffic over VPN connection. Click OK.

Click Apply to save the current configuration.

To test the connection, click "Connect".

Stop the test by clicking "Disconnect". Click "Apply" to save the configuration and close the "Network" window.

The VPN (PPTP) client configuration is completed.

Establish a VPN connection

To connect to the VPN click on the icon mac6 in the main menu (top right).


By single clicking the icon, you get a menu containing "Connect RESTENA VPN" or "Disconnect RESTENA VPN".


Don't forget to disconnect the VPN as soon as you don't need the Intranet services of RESTENA or MENFP anymore!