Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure connection that allows your computer to access the University network when you are using wireless connections, or you are not on campus.

Note: Wired ethernet connections in university-owned halls of residence are connected to the University network, so you will not need to use VPN if using one of those.

VPN software allows you to access the following services securely:

  • University staff and student intranets
  • File storage (P: drives)
  • Applications within Faculties and Schools that are restricted to IP addresses on campus.

VPN is not required to access library resources when off-campus. All electronic library resources (e-books, e-journals and databases) can be accessed using Library Search, the Library Access browser extension, or by direct login on the publisher's website. Find out more on the Library's Search resources page.

2-factor authentication

All staff and students need to use 2-factor authentication from Duo to log in to the GlobalProtect VPN.

Downloading and installing VPN software