VPN service

update: April 2, 2024

From April 2, 2024, the “Application form for Client Certification” page will be accessible outside the institute via Shibboleth authentication.


Instructions for VPN services

Access URL from outside RIKEN:“Application form for Client Certification”

Everyone who uses RIKEN network system is required to take Information Security Course.
1)To be provided VPN client certificate is premised on taking the course.
2)Please apply for VPN with the approval of your supervisior.
3)After a certain period of time, your VPN account will be stopped if it is found out not attended the course.

Reference: VPN, Wireless LAN
New Application Procedure
  1. Register as a user (or register on behalf of a user *1) on the “Application form for Client Certification” page.
  2. After user registration, submit an application (or submit a proxy application *1).
  3. An issuance notice will be sent to the registered email address.
  4. *1: If your system usage classification is “Guest,” please ask a RIKEN employee (non-guest) to register or apply for the certificate.


・ We recommend you to connect by a client software (BIG-IP Edge Client) for Windows users.
・ We recommend you to connect by a browser (Safari) for Mac users.

Important Security Measures
  • Install antivirus software and always keep definition files up to date on all terminals that have a VPN connection.
  • Manage certificates and passwords so that others cannot access them.
  • For terminals with a temporary VPN connection, deactivate the relevant settings and delete the certificate file immediately after duties requiring the VPN have been completed.
  •  FAQ (Update: October, 2023)
Overview of VPN services
Please refer the instruction to handle Certification
Please refer the instructions for VPN
 * VPN address is “https://v1.riken.jp/”


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