VPN Services

Working Remotely During COVID-19

Many SDSU IT resources are available from off-campus and do not require a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection; however, some resources are restricted and may require a VPN connection to access them. This guide will help with information on setting it up and usage of SDSU VPN.

VPN is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like Wi-Fi Hotspots and the Internet. VPNs are most often used by universities to protect sensitive data.

The San Diego State University VPN provides secure access to specific University networks and systems (such as network drives or your work computer) from unknown networks like your home. The goal is to enable the user to work remotely as if you’re on campus. 

San Diego State VPN software is provided free of charge to active student, faculty, and staff.

Prior to accessing the VPN  Client, users must ensure that the proper VPN requirements are followed.

The VPN client can be installed on any SDSU managed devices and personal devices as well.

Guidance on VPN requirements are provided here.

The VPN client can be installed on any SDSU managed devices and personal devices as well. The installation guide for VPN is provided here. **Note: Access is restricted and login to the OU site is required.**

There are a number of applications and services that require VPN connection in order to be accessed off-campus. The list is provided here. **Note: Access is restricted and login to the OU site is required.**

If you require support for VPN, please go to http://servicenow.sdsu.edu/ and complete a service request. Additional User Support Guidance is provided here.

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