VPN is a service which allows a remote user to create a secure tunnel into the IAS network over a non-IAS Internet service provider. Once authenticated the user is then able to gain access to IAS-restricted resources.
VPN is especially useful for IAS faculty, members, and staff that may be accessing the campus network using a commercial Internet Service Provider (such as AT&T, AOL etc.) and wish to gain access to IAS-only resources (such as file servers and restricted web pages). When you authenticate to the VPN server, your computer is assigned a second IP address from the pool of IAS-specific IP addresses. Once you have this second IP address, it is as if you are using the network from a machine on campus (rather than coming in from a commercial ISP network).
VPN - Software
When using equipment that you own, installing the VPN software on your machine is the preferred mathod. Once installed, you can connect to IAS and access restricted resources as if you were on campus. Instructions for installing the current VPN software (OpenVPN) is available at https://www.ias.edu/openvpn-installation-guide . The two methods for VPN access (Web VPN and VPN software) cannot be used at the same time. The VPN - Web Access listed below is for use when the software method cannot be used such as on a machine you do not own.
VPN - Web Access
When off campus, you will be able to connect to restricted resources such as the Electronic Library resources by using our SSL based VPN service.
Basic VPN Guide: https://www.ias.edu/files/pdfs/basic-vpn-user-guide.pdf
Use a web browser, go to the address listed above and sign in using your IAS credentials.