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VPN Instructions

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) lets you securely access many assets on the School of Medicine’s network from a remote location.

The School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Information Services grants VPN access. The SOM Help Desk provides client software, VPN logon accounts and assigns/resets passwords.

Installing and Connecting to the SOM VPN

Usernames and Passwords

For Computers in the Domain

If your computer is in this domain, you have a SOM network account. Use the same USERNAME and password for the VPN that you normally use to logon. The VPN and SOM domain passwords are synchronized. Your password will expire in 365 days. You will receive a notice about two weeks before a password expires when you logon to the SOM domain.

For Computers in Other Domains or People Using a Different Network Account

The SOM Help Desk will create a special VPN account if you belong to a different organization (e.g., FPI, UMMS, etc.) and require access to the SOM VPN. Your VPN USERNAME and password may not be the same as those for your normal domain. You will not automatically receive a notice before your VPN password expires after 365 days. Contact the SOM Help Desk if you are unable to login.

To view the video below, you must have a SOM email address. If you're requested to sign-in please do so using your full email address/password.

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