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.

There are other ways to access these websites that are better supported and provide a better experience.

    • Try checking the access to websites via your regular browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Many websites have been modified so that you can access them off-campus by logging in with your NetID credentials.
    • Use the Pulse Secure VPN Client installed on your PC, MAC, iOS, or Android device. 
    • Use the browsers offered in UConn AnyWare to access the site.


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, terminal resources).

  5. To end your session, click Sign Out.