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Virtual Private Network (VPN) at UVA

Access to Secure UVA Resources

What is the UVA VPN Service?

The UVA Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provides authorized users secure, authenticated access to resources normally limited to on-Grounds use. UVA offers three VPN service profiles:

  • UVA Anywhere
    Provides an off-Grounds connection to resources that normally require you to be on Grounds to use them; e.g., Library resources, the UVA Home Directory Service, the Exchange Server, servers restricted by departments, etc.
  • Joint VPN
    Enables academic users to access high-security network resources from on- or off-Grounds. (Note: Joint VPN users must keep their VPN Client updated to the latest version. See ITS Service Changes for details.)
  • UVA More Secure Network
    Enables access for faculty and staff to resources protected by the More Secure Network, from on- or off-Grounds. Learn More about the UVA More Secure Network »

All traffic and actions on the UVA network are subject to University policies. By connecting to the University's network, you acknowledge and consent to these terms.

Get the VPN

Follow these steps to install the VPN. This installation process includes all three of the UVA VPN profiles.

1. Install a current personal digital certificate. For Joint VPN access, users must also obtain a UVA Identity Token.

2. You must successfully complete all the steps outlined in this section to configure the VPN correctly:

  • Download the VPN at UVA Software Gateway.
  • Select your operating system.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Sign into NetBadge. Once signed in, the download will begin.
  • Return to this page to run and configure the VPN.

3. Install the VPN.

4. Configure the VPN Client software.

Configure VPN for Windows 7
Configure VPN for Windows 8
Configure VPN for Windows 10
Install/Configure VPN for Mac
Configure VPN for iOS Devices (iOS 6.0 - 9.0)
Configure VPN for iOS Devices (Version 10.0 or greater)

"Accept" Network Use Terms on Connecting

Regardless of the device, UVA users authorized to use our VPN services and networks have to "accept" usage terms each time they connect. This applies to all of our VPN services (UVaAnywhere, Joint, More Secure Network). You will see the second "banner" screen when connecting to the network through a VPN service; click "Accept" to proceed with your connection.
accept usage terms to access UVA networks through
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In order to prosecute unauthorized users who access our systems, we must provide notice that access to UVA networks is for authorized UVA use only. Otherwise, law enforcement (e.g. FBI) will not hold non-authorized users responsible for malicious activity on our networks.

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