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. This allows you to securely access NJIT network resources from anywhere at anytime.

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

NJIT VPN configuration changed.  NJIT Virtual Private Networking (VPN) will now operate by default in a "split" tunnel mode while connecting to the NJIT network. You can change it to the "full" tunnel by selecting Group: "Full_tunnel_(Library_Journals and when connecting to NJIT licensed software that has components on the cloud)" while logging in to the http://vpn.njit.edu.

VPN login page

 The "split" tunnel only sends traffic destined for NJIT over the VPN connection. This change will still create a secure connection to NJIT. Additionally it will improve connectivity to non NJIT sites (it will not be going through NJIT), and allow you to use local network resources such as a network attached printer. To find out more information about "split" and "full" tunnel go to VPN FAQ

Services That Require You to USE VPN when off-campus
  • Software Downloads
  • Logging into the Banner system **
  • Use of the library databases directly (without going through the library authentication web page)
  • Use of a cloud based application that is explicitly licensed to NJIT
  • Use of a cloud based application that is blocked by a country’s ISP
** Banner Self-Service does not require VPN. Features of the Banner system that require VPN to access include:
  1. Internet Native Banner (INB)
  2. Cognos reporting tool
  3. Enrollment management (EM)
  4. Banner E-print
  5. Infosilem DCU
  6. Banner development/test/training systems

When you must use VPN, you will use the web-based VPN method, called AnyConnect.

Web-based VPN AnyConnect (Windows, Mac, UNIX, and Linux):

Please go to webvpn.njit.edu in your browser. Log-in with your UCID and UCID password, and follow the on-screen instructions for AnyConnect. 

 

Video Tutorial on Installing VPN (Windows 10)

Important for Windows 8 and 8.1 users: If you are getting an error message "Failed to initialize connection subsystem" when clicking on the AnyConnect icon you are experiencing a problem caused by a recent new patches from Microsoft for Windows 8. To fix the problem click here to install Microsoft patch. Reboot you computer after the patch is installed. If you still experiencing the same problem please call the Service Desk at 973-596-2900.

  • Windows 8 and 8.1 VPN
  1. Go to webvpn.njit.edu.
  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 and follow the instructions to install AnyConnect on your computer.
  5. Once installed, open the AnyConnect client.
    1. Connect to webvpn.njit.edu
    2. Username: Your UCID
    3. Password: Your UCID Password

Please report any problems to the IST Service Desk.

  • Mac OS X (10.x)
  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.
  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, run the installer and follow the instructions to install AnyConnect on your computer.
  5. Once installed, open the AnyConnect client.
    1. Connect to webvpn.njit.edu
    2. Username: Your UCID
    3. Password: Your UCID Password

Please report any problems to the IST Service Desk.

  • Ubuntu

For instructions to connect 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.

Last Updated: September 21, 2016