The VPN is a secure connection that allows your computer to access the University network when you are off campus.
All members of the University can use the VPN.
The VPN lets you access restricted services when you are off campus. These include:
You can connect to the VPN using software called Junos Pulse:
- iOS: download Junos Pulse from the App Store. Setup of the app is almost identical to the Mac version.
- Android: download Junos Pulse from the Google Play store. Setup of the app is almost identical to the Windows version.
- Chromebook: it's not currently possible to connect in this way from Chromebooks. Chromebook users will need to use the Web VPN method (see below).
You can also use the VPN web page to access some network services. It provides a quick way to access files or view restricted web pages.
It's not suitable for everyone, but may be useful if you can't install Junos Pulse.
Please note that:
Members of the University running online services which need to be accessed from the VPN should contact IT Services.
Access to your service can be limited to a specific group of people if required.
The specific needs and technical viability will be discussed with us. Email the IT Support Office in the first instance.
Requests to allow a service on the VPN will take 5 working days.
Requests to set up specific group access will receive an initial response in 3 working days. If authorised, the work will be complete within 10 working days.
Adding a York Print Plus printer:
Adding a printer on the old system (staff only):
IT Support Office
If you're having problems using the VPN, get in touch with the IT Support Office.
|Service status||Live and supported service.|
|Hours of service||24/7|
|Service support||For help and support with this service, contact the IT Support Office.|
|Hours of support||Help from the IT Support Office is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.|
General IT Services targets:
|Resilience||The virtual private network is a high availability cluster.|
|The VPN is reliant on the Campus Firewall being active.|
|Policies||York local acceptable use policy|
Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:
If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.
Where a service has been allowed on VPN:
Where specific group access has been set up: