University faculty and staff may access campus resources from an off-campus computer using a service called UConnect, which uses Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.
If you have been using Remote Desktop or PuTTY to access your work computer or other campus resources from off-campus, you will need to sign in to UConnect before you can connect to other University computers and servers.
Before you are able to use UConnect, you will need to request a UConnect account.
There are two options for using UConnect:
- a portal, which is accessed via web browser
- a client, which is accessed by a desktop shortcut installed on your home computer
UConnect Portal vs. UConnect Client: What's the difference?
|UConnect Portal||UConnect Client|
|No software installation required||Requires installation and configuration of special software|
|Can be used from any device with Internet access||Can only be accessed from the device with the installed software|
|Allows user to access other Internet resources while logged in to UConnect||Blocks user from using other Internet connections while logged in to UConnect - all Internet traffic passes through the University's network|
|Requires extra steps to edit files stored on fileshares||Editing files on UConnect is no different from doing it at the office|