Premium VPN in Collaboration with Jigsaw, A Google Company

We need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. Outline lets Edvicon members safer access to the open internet.

Outline is an open-source project created by Jigsaw to provide a safer way for organizations and journalists to access the internet.

Why Outline

Internet access you can trust

Outline makes it easy for organizations to set up a corporate virtual private network (VPN) on their own server to more safely connect to the internet and keep their communication private.

Strong privacy and security

Outline gives you control over your privacy by letting you operate your own server and Outline never logs your web traffic. Strong encryption helps keep your communications private.

Outline servers automatically update with the latest security settings, so you don’t have to worry about keeping software up-to-date.

Start connecting

Connecting with Outline is easy. Just accept your Edvicon’s invitation given in the Edvicon Internal News section of Edvicon Workplace, download the Outline app, and click the big “connect” button.

Supported Platforms

  • Android
  • Windows
  • Chrome OS
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Linux

Invitation instructions

Have an invitation to connect to an Outline server? Follow these instructions to access to the open internet from your device. No personal information will be collected.

1. Copy your access key

ss://xxx located at the bottom of your invitation email or message. The Outline app will instantly add this server from your clipboard.

2. Install Outline


  • Android If Google Play is not accessible, get it here.
  • iOS Get Outline on the App Store.
  • Windows Download Outline.exe and double click to launch.
  • macOS Download outline.dmg, double click to install. Add Outline to your applications folder, double click to launch.
  • Linux › See Linux set-up instructions below.

3. Add server and connect

Open the app and confirm your new server. Tap or click to connect. Having trouble? Try copying your access key again to add your server.

Linux set-up instructions

  1. Download the Shadowsocks QT5 client.
  2. Change directory to the downloaded file location and run:
chmod a+x Shadowsocks-Qt5-*.AppImage && ./Shadowsocks-Qt5-*.AppImage

3. Go to ‘Connection’ -> ‘Add’ -> ‘URI’ and paste the access key (ss://xxx).

4. Choose an unused local port for the connection. Try 1080!

5. Right-click on the newly added connection row, and click ‘Connect’.

6. Go to your browser and applications and point them to use a SOCKS5 proxy, on localhost, on the local port you selected on step 5.

Tip for Edvicon Members:

To login to the Edvicon International Workplace, use your organization provided email address.



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