The Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows a University of Chicago community member to securely access The University’s network off campus, from anywhere in the world.
Since some services are only available to students, staff, and faculty connected to the network, a VPN connection is essential to access those necessary tools and services.
A staff member who is working from home needs to access a group file on tank and must connect to VPN in order to access that file.
Payment card information, pertaining to credit or debit cards, is not a permitted data type on VPN.
- University of Chicago Answers (https://answers.uchicago.edu/page.php?id=15883 ):some basic FAQs on VPN, including who can access it and the necessary operating system a computer must be running on
- University of ChicagoAnswers (https://answers.uchicago.edu/page.php?id=15428 ):how to install and use VPN on a Macintosh
- University of Chicago Answers (https://answers.uchicago.edu/page.php?id=15432): how to install and use VPN on a Windows machine