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About VPN

What is VPN?
VPN stands for “virtual private network” — it is a method for your computer to securely connect to another network. VPN creates a “tunnel” to encrypt all information that it sent. The University of Oregon’s VPN is set up to use your DuckID credentials (the same login information used for webmail).

Why do I need VPN?
As a security measure, many of UO’s resources can only be accessed if you first connect to VPN. This restricts people that are off-campus from being able to access certain resources without a valid DuckID, and protects the information transferred between your computer and the UO network.

If you want to connect to a networked folder on campus (e.g. Your CAS home folder), you will first need to connect to VPN.

How do I connect?
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