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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

To use VPN, as of August 1, 2015, new users will first need to request a RSA Token.  Users may either request the RSA Token by logging into their RUNet Account Management web site or contacting the IT Help Desk.  Users must specify if they would like a hardware (keyfob) or a software (iOS/Android) token for VPN authentication.


VPN and ways to connect
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is software you run on your computer, mobile device or in a standard Web browser to connect securely to the campus network from over the Internet. Because VPN gives your computer a Rockefeller University network IP address, you can also access third party resources (such as journals and databases, for example) to which Rockefeller subscribes or has a site license. 

Rockefeller VPN services offers three connection options. 

  1. via Desktop/Laptop computer
  2. via Mobile Device
  3. via Web Browser

(See VPN FAQ and Known Issues)


RSA Tokens

 Watch this video for an overview of how to use an RSA software token to log in to VPN.

 


Dowload VPN Desktop/Laptop Client

Run full VPN on your Mac or PC  computer to connect to the campus network.

Instructions (Mac/PC) - The VPN software must be configured with the proper settings after installation.  Review the configuration instructions before installation.

Unix/Linux


Download VPN Mobile Client

Run full VPN on your mobile device

Instructions (iOS/Android/Windows Phone) - The VPN software must be configured with the proper settings after installation.  Review the configuration instructions before installation.


Access VPN via Web Portal

Portal Access to internal Rockefeller Web sites only such as the campus online director

By logging into the Web VPN website, it will not provide full VPN access.  Users will not be able to access internal campus resources unless users connect using the VPN client.  If the only access is needed is to internal websites or remotely connect to a Windows computer, users can utilize the Web Bookmarks or Terminal Services within the VPN Web portal.

Log in to the VPN Web site (http://vpn.rockefeller.edu) with your RUNet username and passphrase or passcode.


VPN FAQ and Known Issues

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is software you run on your computer, mobile device or in a standard Web browser to connect securely to the campus network from over the Internet. Because VPN gives your computer a Rockefeller University network IP address, you can also access third party resources (such as journals and databases, for example) to which Rockefeller subscribes or has a site license.