University Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Old Dominion University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides an encrypted tunnel between a PC or computing device and the VPN device here at the University. By connecting to the University via the VPN, users can interact with University IT systems as if they were on campus. This tunnel allows all forms of communications and applications through and its main purpose is encryption of data and authentication of user credentials. ODU currently provides VPN access for general use by faculty and staff.
A VPN account is needed for:
Remote access to network drives and folders
The use of SSH or Microsoft Remote Desktop
Remote access to Banner
Use of the VPN is encouraged for all forms of work or access to University systems. All systems that are used to access the VPN must comply with the Virtual Private Network Standard.To use the VPN, a user must request a VPN account, successfully complete the Blackboard course called "OCCS Remote Users Security Training" and download and install the VPN Client. Instructions on accessing this course and obtaining VPN access can be found in the VPN Access Procedure PDF.