University of Connecticut Information Technology Services (UITS) supports the following remote access services available to faculty, students and staff:
Virtual Private Network Client (VPN)
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computing device (laptop, phone, tablet) and the campus network.
The full VPN client option allows members of the university community who have a NetID to securely access University of Connecticut networks and provides full service access to network resources similarly to being on campus. A client needs to be installed on your workstation.
ALERT: If you have upgraded to Mac OS 10.14, you will need to upgrade to the latest version of the VPN client.
To connect using this method on Windows, Mac, or a Mobile device (recommended), please see the Connect via VPN Client page.
To connect using the Linux Client, please see the Connect via VPN Client on Linux page.
Web Access Proxy (Web VPN)
Web Access Proxy (Web VPN) is a service which allows a client to access web pages restricted to campus clients via a secured connection from off campus locations. While the majority UConn web sites are available globally, a subset of them is only accessible from on campus locations.
The Web VPN option allows users to access such sites remotely after using their NetID to authenticate to the portal.
To connect using this method, please see the Connect via the Web page.