Do you need VPN?

Working from off-campus? You might need to use our VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to connect to some resources. Security is another reason to use VPN (especially when you are on public WiFi), but you can use this list to determine whether or not VPN is required for a service you want to access remotely. View our VPN Instructions

The following services require VPN

  • Argos Desktop Client - Design DataBlocks and Reports
  • Banner Admin Pages
  • Banner Workflow
  • Facilities Management AiM
  • Facilities Management Ready Request
  • Facility Online Manager (FOM)
  • JobSub directories (UISAP)
  • Millennium FAST
  • NolijWeb
  • Network File Shares ("P Drive", your "U Drive", etc.)
  • Remote Computer Lab Access
  • Windows Remote Desktop
  • Woodring Information System

All employees are automatically enrolled for standard VPN access from off campus only.  To download the VPN client, go to 

The following services require VPN with additional Admin VPN privileges

  • Banner Test Environments
  • Bookstore internal systems
  • Business and Financial Test Systems
  • Campus Receivables
  • Counseling Center internal systems
  • Direct connections to database servers (ODBC via Access, SQL Developer)
  • DegreeWorks test environment
  • FM Access Control Systems
  • ID Card Images Server
  • Intellicheck and FormFusion
  • PowerBI gateway server
  • Some internal Student Health Center systems
  • Testing Center internal system

Admin VPN access requires special authorization because of the sensitive nature of the data you have access to.  Please submit a request via the Admin VPN Access e-sign form.  Once approved, you will be able to access these services using

Services that DO NOT require VPN include the following:

Popular services have been bolded.

  • 25Live
  • Aleks Math Placement
  • Argos Web Viewer - Run Reports
  • BullsEye
  • Campus Directory
  • Canvas
  • ContentDM
  • Contract Management Module
  • CRM Advance
  • Curriculog
  • DegreeWorks
  • e-Builder
  • EPAS
  • E-Sign Forms
  • Event Calendar
  • Graduate Admissions
  • Gsuite
  • Interfolio
  • Jira Service Desk
  • JPMorgan Chase PaymentNet
  • Library Systems
  • Lime Survey
  • myWestern
  • Office365 (including Email, OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint)
  • PageUp
  • Parking Portal
  • SAP Concur
  • SNAP Survey
  • TEM
  • Undergrad Admissions
  • University Websites
  • Web4U
  • Western Account Online (Transact)
  • Western Marketplace
  • WIN
  • Zoom