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Virtual Private Networking

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a service that allows you to connect to the NJIT network from off-campus using the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of your choice. Certain network services at NJIT can only be accessed from a computer on the NJIT network. VPN creates a "virtual" network connection to NJIT, allowing your home computer the same access as a computer located on-campus. Although you are off campus, it appears that you are connecting from the campus. This allows you to securely access NJIT network resources when using your home ISP, staying at a hotel, or working from another location.

 

NOTE: Certain ISPs prohibit the use of VPN or have restrictions on its use. Please contact your ISP for information on using VPN with your Internet service before you proceed.

Services That Require You to USE the VPN Application when off-campus
  • Software Downloads
  • Logging into the Banner system **
  • NJIT News servers and Discussion Group
  • Access to Library Databases and Journals

** Production Banner Self-Service does not require VPN. Features of the Banner system that require VPN to access include:

  1. Production Banner via Internet Native Banner (INB)
  2. Cognos reporting tool
  3. Enrollment management (EM)
  4. Banner E-print
  5. Infosilem DCU
  6. All Banner development/test/training systems

To securely connect to the NJIT network, using the web-based VPN client is your first best choice. If it is not available for your operating system, then install the VPN client on your computer (instructions below). Note that the VPN client method is no longer supported by the vendor:

  • Browser (web-) based VPN (Mac, UNIX, Linux and Windows):

To access the VPN through a browser, please visit the webvpn.njit.edu page. Log-in with your UCID and UCID password, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Google Chrome does NOT support the browser-based VPN. Please use another browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari to connect using the browser-based VPN.

 

  • Windows 8 VPN
    There is currently no client-based VPN compatible with Windows 8. To access the VPN from Windows 8 please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to webvpn.njit.edu. (Note: Google Chrome does NOT support the browser-based VPN. Please use another browser to connect using the browser-based VPN.)
  2. Log-in with your UCID and UCID password.
  3. The automatic installation will fail, but you will be presented with the option to manually download the AnyConnect client.
  4. Once the client has downloaded to your computer, double-click it to run the installer.
  5. Open the AnyConnect client.
    1. Connect to webvpn.njit.edu
    2. Username: Your UCID
    3. Password: Your UCID Password

Please report any VPN connection issues with Windows 8 to the IST Helpdesk.

 

  • OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

There is currently no client based VPN compatible with OS X 10.8. To access VPN from OS X 10.8 please follow these instructions:

  1. Open System Preferences, click Security and Privacy, select the General tab, and under the section titled "Allow applications downloaded from:" select the option next to "Anywhere."
  2. Go to webvpn.njit.edu. (Note: Google Chrome does NOT support the browser-based VPN. Please use another browser to connect using the browser-based VPN.)
  3. Log-in with your UCID and UCID password.
  4. The automatic installation will fail, but you will be presented with the option to manually download the AnyConnect client.
  5. Once the client has downloaded to your computer, run the installer.
  6. Open the AnyConnect client.
    1. Connect to webvpn.njit.edu
    2. Username: Your UCID
    3. Password: Your UCID Password

Please report any VPN connection issues with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) to the IST Helpdesk.

 

  • Client Based VPN (Mac, UNIX, Linux and Windows):
    The client-based VPN does NOT work with MAC OS X 10.6.7 - 64bit. In order to use the VPN with MAC OS X 10.6.7 - 64bit, please go to webvpn.njit.edu and use the browser-based VPN.

    There is currently no client-based VPN compatible with Windows 8. To use the VPN with Windows 8, please follow the instructions above.

  1. Download - Download the correct client for you computer from the IST software website.
  2. Install - Follow the appropriate installation instructions to install the VPN client onto your computer and configure it for use with NJIT.
  3. Run - Installing and configuring the VPN client alone will not connect you to the NJIT network. You MUST be sure to RUN the VPN client application to have access to the NJIT network.
  • Connecting to VPN in the Ubuntu operating system:

For instructions on connecting to the NJIT VPN from Ubuntu please click here.

 

  • Mobile Devices:

iOS based devices ( iPhone / iPad )

 

FAQs:

To access a list of frequently asked questions about VPN, please visit the VPN FAQs page.