The Administrative Computing and Telecommunications Department (ACT) recently launched an enhanced VPN service. This service allows authorized UCSD users to access campus resources, including the electronic resources the Libraries pay for, from off campus.
This new service is web-based and uses the Active Directory authentication system which requires the user to have a valid UCSD Active Directory (“AD”) login and password. Our experience at the Library is students with problems or questions with their Active Directory login and password should contact ACT directly. Faculty and staff should work with their departmental IT contact.
The advantages of using this enhanced VPN service via the EasyConnect web interface are:
1. Users working behind firewalls are more likely to be successful using UCSD resources from off campus.
2. Users do not need to change any of the setting on their browser as is the case with the proxy server.
3. Users do not need to be authorized to download and install an application on to the computer they’re using.
To use the EasyConnect web interface, go to https://vpn.ucsd.edu