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Office of Information Technology (OIT)

UT Arlington
OIT: Office of Information Technology

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VPN Connections


VPN is a virtual private network connection that lets any student, faculty, or staff member, access campus resources from any remote computer that has an Internet connection, once the appropriate client software has been installed.  A VPN connection creates an encrypted secure tunnel from the client to the VPN concentrator installed at the edge of the campus network.  This secure tunnel allows the user to check e-mail, pass data files back and forth, and perform other transactions as if they were actually on the campus without the fear of the data being exploited while traveling over the Internet.  This type of connection has the additional benefit of allowing authenticated access through various electronic filters on the campus designed to prevent external attacks on UTA network resources.


Available To:

  • Vendors
  • Retirees
  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff
  • Visitors and Guests

System requirements: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X

How to Get:

We are not able to troubleshoot network configuration settings that might prevent clients from successfully using VPN outside of the UTA environment. For problems with your private network, please contact the network service provider.

You will need the following in order to use the VPN services:

How to Use:

Additional Information:


Related Information:

After connecting to the VPN you have a secure tunnel to the University and can perform operations such as: