Network Connect Connection Instructions (Mac OS 10.5-10.6)

Last Updated: 05/06/2014

Overview

In order to open the Network Connect application for Macintosh OS 10.5 and 10.6 it must be started from a Safari browser window. This process is demonstrated below.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

Step 1

Open a browser window in Safari.

Step 2

Go to the VPN login page: https://cuvpn.colorado.edu.

Step 3

Log in with your IdentiKey username and password.

Visual representation related to step 3

Step 4

You may be prompted to install a host checker. If prompted, click on Always Allow.

Step 5

Wait for the host checker to complete its process. The page will refresh to a new screen when the host checker is done. If you do not pass the host checker, you will not be able to get access to Network Connect.

Visual representation related to step 5

Step 6

In the Client Application Sessions section, click on the Start button associated with Network Connect.

Step 7

A Network Connect window will open, displaying your connection.

Step 8

Sign Out when you are finished.


More 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 VPN support page.



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