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How do I access the VPN Portal?

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The following instructions will guide you through connecting to the VPN portal. These instructions will work for both Windows and Mac, but please be aware of any notes that may be Mac specific. 

Note: VPN stands for "Virtual Private Network". This method allows you to connect an outside computer into a private network, such as your home PC to the PUC network. 

 

1.) In your browser type https://vpn-staff.purduecal.edu

Image of Address bar with URL

2.) Log in to the VPN Portal using your Career Account username and password. This is the same set of credentials that you use to log into myPUC, the campus computers, etc.

Image of the VPN Portal login screen

 Note: On a Mac, you may be asked to allow popups. If you get this message, click OK, and disable your popup blocker. 

 

3.) When logged in you should see the following:

From here you can access your H and R drives.

 

4.) Now you will be able to start the remote desktop process. Under the Native Applications section click “Connect”.

 

5.) You should now see the following window:

Image of the SSL Network Extender

 

The very first time you connect you will need to download and install the SSL Network Extender. Any subsequent connections will not require this as it will already be installed. The exception to this is if there is an update to the Network Extender.

Note: On a Mac, you may be asked to accept several certificates. Choose Trust for all of these. 

Note: On a Mac (or Linux), if the download does not appear click the Settings link to the right of the "Native Applications" header:

Image of the settings link on the VPN

Once you are in the settings, you can manually download the Network Extender by clicking the "download" link on that page. 

6.) Once the Network Extender is connected you should see the following fields filled:

 

Note: You can leave these windows up in the background or minimize them, but do not close them. If you close the windows, you will be disconnected from the network.

 

 

 

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