A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows a network user to access network resources from a separate ISP. In the UAS environment, this means that you can access many campus resources from home, without having a UA internet connection.
Once connected to the UAS VPN connection, your computer will behave as though it were connected through the wireless network on campus. You can connect to:
- Fileshare Access
- Campus Printing
- Keyed Software
Connecting to VPN
To connect to the UAS VPN Service, please use your UA username and password for downloading the installer. For login help, visit ELMO.
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PC (Windows 7, Windows 8, 64-bit)
PC (Windows XP through Windows 8, 32-bit)
MAC (OS X)
After downloading the PC installer from the Overview tab, double click on the downloaded installer. Click Next.
Click “Yes” at the License Agreement screen.
Click “Next” at the Install Destination Screen.
Click “Next” on the Start Menu Group Screen.
Wait for the Installer to run.
Click “Finish” after closing any open programs and saving your work, so that the computer can restart.
Open the VPN Client from the start menu.
Go to Connection Entries and choose Import…
Locate UAS.pcf, click “Open”.
Click “OK” in response to the confirmation message.
Enter your UAS username and password and click “OK”.
You’ll see an icon in the lower corner of your screen indicating you’re connected.
In this situation, you may see an error message similar to "VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client. Reason 403: Unable to contact the security gateway."
This error is most commonly caused by the use of an incorrect or expired password.
If none of these locations work, use ELMO to reset your password.
Though there are some explanations that this error may be linked to the existence of multiple styles of network connections, in our case, it is commonly that a password has expired. Please update your password at ELMO and try connecting again.
There are a number of places you can check to try to track down this issue. First, verify that the computer did not go into standby or hibernate. These can interrupt your network connection when the VPN client expects a constant link to the VPN server.
If wireless is in use, perhaps you have moved to (or are in) a location with low or nonexistent wireless signal, and the VPN might have dropped as a result. Further, it's possible a bad network cable or problem with the router or Internet connection could have caused this drop.
This describes how to map your Z: drive or your campus fileshare on your Apple OS X machine. Mapping your account (also known as UASHome directory) allows you to access any files that you have stored in the UASHome Docs folder.
In the Finder, click on the Go menu, select Connect to Server.
To connect to your UASHome directory (aka: Z: drive):
To connect to your department shared drive:
- In the Address field, type in smb://188.8.131.52/users$/username, then click Connect
- Note: replace "username" with your campus username (ex: jscjb9, jncjb, cjbennett)
- In the Address field, type in smb://184.108.40.206/shared_drive_name$, then click Connect
- Note: replace "shared_drive_name" with your departmental share (its, admissions, etc)