The SARA Network (Sistemas de Aplicaciones y Redes para las Administraciones) is a set of communications infrastructure and basic services that connects the networks of Public Administrations facilitating the exchange of information and access to services. In Catalonia, access to the SARA Network is provided by the AOC.

From the AOC we will provide you with the secure tunnel to connect, but to be able to access any service exposed on the SARA Network, you will also need the URL to access these services as well as user data and password. This data will be provided to you by each body responsible for each service.

The connection to the SARA network, currently, is no longer made through EACAT - Via Oberta - SARA Network Access, but is made through the URL https://vpnweb.aoc.cat or through a client vpn

In order to request the most suitable mechanism, please check the compatibility of your Operating System:

Operating system Compatible access mechanism
windows 7 Through the URL https://vpnweb.aoc.cat
Windows 10 By creating a VPN client
Windows Server 2012 Through the URL https://vpnweb.aoc.cat
Windows Server 2016 Through the URL https://vpnweb.aoc.cat
Windows Server 2019 By creating a VPN client

Once the supported access mechanism is identified, to manage the connection, follow these steps:

1. Through the URL https://vpnweb.aoc.cat

Note: This option is only supported on Windows 7 and Server 2012/2016 operating systems ( not supported on Windows 10 ).

To manage the connection, you must contact us through the support contact form indicating that the following prerequisites are met and the data requested for access to the SARA Network:

  • The EACAT user manager of the institution must authorize access to users by assigning the permissions of the " SARA Network Connectivity " service.
  • The e -mail address and NIF of all users who must use it.
  • Name of the entity .
  • Operating system .

Once managed, we will provide you with credentials to connect through this portal https://vpnweb.aoc.cat

  • The user will always contain the nomenclature of your email address before the domain. For example, for the e-mail lastname@aoc.cat, the user will be firstname
  • The password will be your NIF with a capital letter. For example for NIF 12345678A the password will be 12345678A

Once logged in, open a new window of the browser used and access the service within the SARA network.

2. Through the creation of a VPN client

Note: This option is only supported on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 operating systems.

To manage the connection, you must contact us through the support contact form indicating that the following prerequisites are met and the data requested for access to the SARA Network:

  • The EACAT user manager of the institution must authorize access to users by assigning the permissions of the " SARA Network Connectivity " service.
  • The e -mail address and NIF of all users who must use it.
  • Name of the entity .
  • Number of users who must access the SARA network.
  • Operating system .

Once managed, we will provide you with one or more executable(s) that will allow you to connect to the SARA network by installing and running them with administrator permissions.

Once the vpn client is logged in, open a browser window and access the service within the SARA network.

Some new service, with a new URL, may not be properly configured for your access.

In this case, you must send the access request using the contact form indicating the URL you want to access and the private IP address corresponding to the service within the SARA network, whenever possible.

Once the request has been received with all the necessary data, the AOC Consortium undertakes to make it accessible within a maximum period of fifteen days.