Students, faculty, and staff can access UConn network via the Web VPN Portal, allowing them to access on-campus resources away from the campus through a web browser.  The resources include File server access and desktop sessions.  Access to web-based resources, such as internal websites, are not available through this method.


A virtual private network (VPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computer and the campus network. 

Connecting to the UConn Network via Web VPN Portal

  1. Go to

  2. In the "NetID" field, enter your NetID.
  3. In the "Password" field, enter your NetID password.
  4. Use the "Browse" field at the top right of the screen to navigate to on-campus resources (e.g., file servers, desktop).


    You will need to return to the web VPN Portal for each new web page or resource you access.

    Do not enter the address in the address bar for your Web browser, this will direct you out of the web VPN Portal.

  5. To end your session, click Sign Out.