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Virtual Private Network(VPN) Services

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network (In the Internet addressing architecture, a private network is a network that uses private IP address space, following the standards set by RFC 1918 and RFC 4193.) and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network The VPN connection across the Internet is technically a wide area network (WAN) link between the sites but appears to the user as a private network link—hence the name "virtual private network".

NIC has introduced Online Registration for VPN connection. The link for online registration is http://vpn.nic.in and is accessible from NICNET. This site also has all manuals, procedures and forms related to VPN services. In case you wish to have a VPN account, then contact your NIC-State Web Coordinator. The VPN Registration needs to be done at http://vpn.nic.in after which a VPN Application (pdf file) is generated which has to be signed by the Subscriber (that is person who is to update the Web Site), Recommending officer who is the Head of Office / Dept. and the Hard Copy has to be sent to the State Web Coordinator which will be forwarded to VPN support (NIC-Delhi). Please contact NIC-State Web Coordinator if you are unsure about anything while doing Online Registration.

Users having Digital Certificate issued by NICCA, can use the same for VPN, however they have to register online for VPN connection with the help of the NIC Coordinator. While registering they have to make sure that they provide the Common Name and Serial No. as per the Digital Certificate issued to them by NICCA.

In the new system, the VPN account will be the Common Name and Serial No of the Digital Certificate. The VPN account password and Digital Certificate will be mailed to the user and the secret/private key will be send through SMS to the registered mobile no. of the applicant/subscriber.

From August 2012, only online VPN applications are accepted. And all users whose Digital Certificate has expired or will be expiring, are requested to register online for new Digital Certificate and VPN account.

The new link for VPN connection is https://sconnect.nic.in and after initial authentication, VPN client software will be downloaded into the system automatically.

The complete step-wise procedure for a Website Owner to have VPN and FTP account for Remote updation/Maintenance is given below.

  1. Obtain a VPN connection/account : To apply for VPN, you need to Fill the VPN form available here
  2. Submit the filled VPN form to your concerned NIC Web Coordinator.
  3. The Web Coordinator will forward the same to the NIC VPN group.
  4. You will receive VPN account details from VPN Group and neccesary guidlinace/instruction to setup and install neccesary software for VPN connectivity.
  5. After the successful setup, please get the FTP details from the concerned Web coordinator.

In case of any problem you can be in touch with concerned NIC- State Web Coordinator.
URLs: http://inoc.nic.in/html/vpnservices.html, https://vpn.nic.in

State Web-Coordinator:

Name of the Officer


Shri Sanjiv Kumar Das