VPN - Help

Last Updated: 03/27/2014


The documentation below describes how to download and install, access, and use CU-Boulder's VPN options.

Support Area Description
How It Works Learn how a Virtual Private Network works at CU-Boulder.
Cisco VPN Client The Cisco VPN client (AnyConnect) is the recommended VPN service for CU-Boulder users that do not require a Custom VPN.
Custom VPN Service A description of the Custom VPN service (using Network Connect) and instructions for requesting the service.
Advanced Users and Server Administrators

Learn about "Limited" Cisco VPN Service.

System Administrators: find IP ranges for Cisco VPN, Web Interface, Network Connect VPN options.

VPN Web Interface Access, use and connection information for the simple web-based VPN connection that allows access to on-campus and off-campus resources.

About Your Connection

With this standard connection through Network Connect:

  • Your network traffic will be routed through CU-Boulder.
    • You should be able to:
    • Access all libraries resources.
    • Access file servers.
    • SSH, remote desktop, CIFS, NFS
    • If you are unable to gain access to an on-campus resource with this connection, talk to the administrator of that resource. Refer them to the help information on the support page.
    • You can still access your home networked devices, like a networked printer.
    • Access ISIS administrative tools from off-campus.
  • Your external traffic is routed through CU-Boulder, as well (like GMail and Facebook). Please review the following policies:
  • Your IP address is located in CU-Boulder's public IP space.

VPN usage policy

Department of Commerce regulations

  • Use of VPN encryption software is subject to United States Department of Commerce regulations. Learn more about the regulations.