Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for OS X

Alternate instructions for Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for Windows 7

Alternate instructions for Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for Windows 8.1


Under Network Preferences click the + symbol to create a new connection with these settings:

  • Interface: VPN
  • VPN Type: PPTP
  • Service Name: SEFS VPN


Click Create

Under the newly formed SEFS VPN network enter the following information:

  • Configuration: Default
  • Server Address: portal.sefs.uw.edu
  • Account Name: Your NetID username
  • Encryption: Leave as Automatic
  • Check the box for 'Show VPN status in menu bar'


Click on Authentication Settings... and in the new window make sure the radio button for Password: is selected and enter your NetID password in the box.



Click OK

Click Apply back in the network connection window, then click Connect to test your connecton. If successful it should display as connected.