Virtual Private Network

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

 

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows a computer to create a private connection over the internet to 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 on the UVU campus network. 

For you to get access to the Banner INB system, shared network drives, and remote student classroom resources a VPN account is required. A VPN account can also allow you to create a Remote Desktop connection to a computer physically on UVU's campus. 

Student VPN Access

To gain access to student Virtual Private Network (VPN) resources for classrooms you will need to:

  1.  Enable VPN access in your myUVU settings.
  2. 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:

Note: Student VPN access is granted per semester. Student VPN access will automatically stop at the end of each semester. Consecutive semester student VPN access requires agreeing again to the Campus VPN policy in myUVU at the beginning of each semester.

Employee VPN Access

To connect to the UVU Campus VPN follow the instructions bellow.

  1.  Enable VPN access in your myUVU settings.
  2. 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.