Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • A virtual private network (VPN) uses the internet to provide IUP users with secure access to the university’s network . This will allow IUP users the ability to access university resources while physically not on the IUP campuses.

    If you are using an IUP standard desktop or laptop from off-campus, IT Services offers special settings for connecting to the IUP VPN. Users have two VPN connections available on these systems when connecting from an off-campus, non-IUP network. This allow users to invoke a VPN connection when logging on to the system, rather then logging on to the system and making the VPN connection manually. The benefits of using this option for VPN connections:

    • Allows the user the ability logon to an IUP IT standard system from an off-campus network the first time the system is used off campus.  Users do not need to log onto the computer connected to the IUP network before taking the computer off campus.
    • Allows a users mapped network drives to be available at sign-in, just like on campus.

    Please access the PDF instructions on how these connections are established and accessed.

    When connected to the VPN, users can access to the following IUP services (this list is not inclusive):

    Note: A VPN connection is for off-campus use only. You cannot connect to the IUP VPN when on campus. Attempts to connect to the IUP VPN when you are on campus will produce an error when you try to connect.

  • Setup and connection instructions for various computers and operating systems. These instructions are not for IUP-owned computers that have the IT Standard Setup. If you have any questions, please log a ticket via ihelp.