Employee Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The CSU and Stanislaus State have the responsibility to protect the information we collect or create in the process of conducting the activities of the institution. VPN allows those working remotely with University laptops to use insecure networks in a secure manner and enables them to access resources as though they are on the campus network.
Setup VPN Access
Stanislaus State’s new employee virtual private network (VPN) service uses MFA for authentication. At your first login you will be prompted to enroll. For information on MFA, please see the Multi-Factor Authentication page.
A virtual private network (VPN) uses encryption to secure communications by securing the contents from the network the VPN client (laptop) is connected to. The client sends the secured network traffic to a VPN server on the campus network and then routes it to on campus resources, like shared drives or applications only accessible on our network.
Individuals with a University owned and managed laptops who need to work off-site but have access to network resources only offered while on campus available to them.
- A University owned and managed laptop,
- a mobile device or token enrolled in MFA, and
- your username and password.
If you are not already enrolled, visit Duo multi factor authentication page for more information.
Applications and services only offered on campus that a VPN connection would allow access to are not appropriate for use with equipment not owned and managed by Stanislaus State.
Using it all the time is a good idea since it puts your device behind Stanislaus State's network protections while you are not on campus. Using a VPN connection is only required for access to applications or services only offered while connected to the campus network, like departmental shared drives or the Security Request Form web application.
Not all foreign governments support the use of encryption. If you are traveling internationally please check the laws or regulations governing the use of encryption to secure communications as it may not be legal in some countries. If this is the case you are also discouraged from using University resources from these countries.
Use this address: ssovpn.csustan.edu
Updated: November 16, 2023