The Cisco VPN Client software enables one to access the Columbia University network while off-campus. If using a CCIT issued laptop then VPN can be used to run Columbia software remotely. In most cases, the VPN will already be installed on the laptop. If VPN is not installed on the CCIT issued laptop, then submit a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To use VPN on your home computer, download the appropriate Windows VPN client:
Using the VPN Client
- Launch the VPN client from the Start menu.
- Select the Columbia VPN option in the connection list.
- Click the Connect
button in the upper right corner of the VPN client window.
- Enter your UNI credentials (i.e. what you use to log into PeopleSoft and MyColumbia) when prompted.
- When connected there will be a lock icon in the bottom right of the screen.
VPN is now running with a secure connection to Columbia's network. Applications such as Outlook, Onbase, PowerFAIDS, and other CCIT supported software can be used.