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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection to the Seattle University main campus network from networks outside of the campus firewall. It allows access to specific Seattle University network resources as if your computer was connected directly on campus.

Requesting Access

Please note that VPN only works if a user is off campus. 

All faculty, staff, and students with a Seattle University network account automatically have access to VPN.  To access for the first time, simply open a web browswer, and point it to https://vpn.seattleu.edu.  This will download and install the Cisco AnyConnect client.  For future connections, start up this application.

Access for vendors is granted on a case by case need, and can be requested by contacting the OIT Help Desk at (206) 296-5571 or helpdesk@seattleu.edu.

Technical Support

VPN is supported by the OIT Help Desk. If you have a question about installing or using VPN or if you are experiencing a technical issue with this service, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (206) 296-5571 or helpdesk@seattleu.edu for assistance. In the event of technical difficulties, the following information must be provided to the OIT Help Desk so they may better assist you:

  • Operating System and version.
  • Web browser name and version.
  • Your IP address and DNS information.
  • How you are connected (cable modem, DSL, wireless, 3g / LTE, etc).
  • Any error messages you receive when attempting to login or install the VPN service.

Related Information

For information on how to install the VPN client or for troubleshooting problems with your VPN client, please contact the OIT Help Desk at (206) 296-5571 or helpdesk@seattleu.edu.

 

Announcements

Browser/certificate warnings

10/14/14

Recent improvements to website security may generate warnings on the browser(s) you use to visit your favorite websites. Websites around the world (and at SU) are replacing older "SHA-1" certificates with newer, stronger "SHA-2" certificates. While we update SU websites, you will want to keep your internet browser up-to-date with the latest patches.

Upcoming Maintenance

October maintenance

OIT will perform Planned Systems Maintenance on Friday October 17th from 6pm - midnight.

Services (wired & wireless access) and applications (Email, SUOnline, Canvas LMS etc.) will be intermittently unavailable during maintenance. 

Everything should be working after maintenance is complete; if it's not, we will let you know vie email & this website.

System Status

System is Online There are no current network problems or outages.



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