Remote Access (VPN)

GFZ employees can connect to our network remotely (e.g. from at home) using VPN. With VPN you gain access to the GFZ Intranet website, central servers and your department's servers.


To be able to use VPN to access the GFZ network you have to activate VPN on the "Passwords & Services" site on the intranet.

VPN client

To connect to the GFZ network, you need to install the Cisco Anyconnect Client provided by the computing centre. Go to, select "GFZ-Mitarbeiter" and enter your username and password. The installation will start automatically.

Detailed instructions


Help desk (RZ-Support)

E-mail: rz-support(at)
Hotline: +49 331 288 2845

Business hours:
Mon-Thu 8:30 - 16:00 (UTC+2)
Fri 8:30 - 15:00 (UTC+2)

Building A20
14473 Potsdam