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What is the Samba-VPN service?
Connection authorization
Connection guides
Support address


You need to register for a HUJI connection account. If you haven't done so yet, connect to our registration site: http://rap.huji.ac.il.
CS users don't need to register, but need to use their OTP password.

What is the Samba-VPN service?

VPN services enable users to access HUJI's academic resources, such as: e-journals, libraries' databases etc.
The service is divided into 2 levels:

  • Web-VPN - enables browsing to sites that are not reachable by using a connection outside HUJI's network.
    Enables access to most of the databases and e-journals of the university's libraries.
    Important Notice: Web-VPN is an unstable service that does not always function as expected, for this reason we recommend VPN-client for regular usage. https://samba.huji.ac.il/webvpn

  • VPN-client - a connection program that is installed on the computer.
    The connection enables access to extended services according to the connection authorization.

For more information click here

Connection authorization:

The service level according to the connection type:

Web VPN vpn-client
RA password OTP password
Web Browsing
Academic Journals & Databases
E-mail Services  
Additional Services *    

* Additional Services such as: Remote access, Telnet, FTP, etc.


The service is supported by the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista(32bit , x64) , 8
  • Mac OS X 10.4 and later on Intel and PowerPC architectures
  • 32bit Linux with firefox on Fedora,RedHat,Slackware,SuSE,Ubuntu
  • x86_64 Linux - Only supported on some distros, distro has to be able
    to run 32bit code (currently Fedora,RedHat,Slackware,SuSE)
  • iOS4.1 and later (for iPad system 4.2 and later)

Connection guides


iPod, iPad, iPhone:
  • Download Cisco AnyConnect from the AppStore.
  • Run Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Enter the server name - samba.huji.ac.il, in the "Connect to" field.
  • Press "Select".
  • Enter the Username (in the form of "username%ra") in the Username field, and the password in the "Password" field.
  • Press Connect.


For troubleshooting guides click here

Support address

Last updated: 15/07/2014