Virtual Private Network

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a remote network access service that creates a private connection over the Internet between a remote host machine and the UVU network. Using VPN technology, you can connect to the university network from anywhere off campus and securely access UVU resources as if you were physically located on the UVU campus network.

A General Campus VPN account is required to access the Banner INB system and other network resources such as shared network drives from off campus. The VPN must also be used to establish a secure Remote Desktop connection to a computer physically located on UVU's campus.

General Campus Access

To connect to the UVU Campus VPN, enable VPN access in your myUVU settings. When your VPN access is granted, you will receive an automated email message providing you with instructions on installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on either your Windows or Mac computer. The instructions are also available through the links below:

Access to Other Secure Resources

A different level of VPN access may be required to securely connect to other network resources, depending on the need and job responsibilities of the employee.
Complete the online VPN Access Request Form, providing as much detail as possible about the network resources you need to access. If you have questions, please contact a member of the Security Team to determine the appropriate VPN access rights best suited to your needs. The completed form will be automatically forwarded to the IT Service Desk located in BA007. 


For additional information, please visit the IT Service Desk website concerning off-campus access to network resources.