Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Information Technology provides secure, web-based remote access, also known as “virtual private network” (VPN) to the Campus Community. VPN allows those outside of SJSU network access to restricted resources (such as connecting to file shares, servers, desktops) on the SJSU network as if you’re physically located on the SJSU campus.


Users

  • Students
  • Faculty

Features

VPN service provides a secure, fully-encrypted connection between the your device (laptop, smartphone, PDA, tablet, etc.) and the SJSU network. If you connect to the VPN service from off campus, you will have identical access to your systems just as you do with wired or wireless connections to the SJSU network.

Cisco AnyConnect is the application that connects your computer directly to the SJSU network allowing you full access to servers and applications

iOS VPN provides full network connection options for Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices through Cisco AnyConnect available from the Apple App Store.

Requirements

Any compatible computer operating system:

  • Windows 7 (or newer)
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Mac OS (10.6 or newer)
  • Apple iOS

Requesting Service

For access to departmental resources via VPN, please contact your department IT support tech for assistance.

Downloads

VPN @ SJSU

VPN@SJSU provides web-based remote access, aka 'virtual private network'. VPN allows users outside of the SJSU network access to restricted resources (such as connecting to file shares, servers and desktops) on the SJSU network as if they are physically located on the SJSU campus.

Availability
VPN@SJSU is available to students, faculty and staff with an active SJSUOne account. Affiliates can gain access through a departmental request.

SJSU doesn't prevent the use of VPN from other countries, but some countries prevent the use of VPN services from accessing American networks.

Options
Cisco AnyConnect: Connects your computer directly to the SJSU network allowing you full access to servers and applications

iOS VPN: Full network connection option for Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices through Cisco AnyConnect available from the Apple App Store

Requirements
An active SJSUOne account

A Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android or Apple device running iOS

Windows, OSx and Linux clients must have an anti-virus program installed. SJSU students, faculty and staff can download the Sophos anti-virus software for free at SJSU Anti-Virus

Security
The VPN@SJSU service provides a fully encrypted connection between the client device (laptop, smartphone, PDA, tablet, etc.) and the SJSU network, providing access identical to systems connected with a cable in a SJSU facility.

Connect to VPN@SJSU
1. Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect Client

2. Enter the server name of vpn.sjsu.edu, and then click 'Connect'

3. Use your SJSUOne ID and password to connect

Support

For vpn support, open a ticket request.