VPN: Virtual Private Network

A virtual private network, or VPN, allows a user to create an encrypted connection between his/her workstation and a VPN server to ensure that all the traffic between these two points is encrypted and secure.

The university uses a VPN server to give users the ability to access university resources (such as Active Directory shares as well as some university systems) from off-campus locations.

To use the VPN, a user must have a valid UMassD Logon (email username and password).

For more information, contact: CITS Network & Telecommunications

How to set up VPN software

Users must follow a set of steps to configure a VPN connection. The links below provide documents with detailed instructions.

Set up VPN for your laptop or desktop computer

To install and configure the VPN software for your computer, click the link below that corresponds to your operating system.

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