The University of Michigan’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the U-M network and enables access to university resources from untrusted networks.
The service enables users to:
ITS provides the Cisco VPN client for download on Windows devices, and provides university VPN profiles for use with personal macOS, iOS, and Linux devices. VPN service is available at no cost to all university students, faculty, staff, and some sponsored affiliates with a valid uniqname and Kerberos password at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint. A separate profile is available for university alumni and retirees. To configure your device to use the VPN, visit the Getting Started page.
Remote access from off-campus to any system or application on the U-M network maintaining Restricted, High, or Moderate data must be via the encrypted VPN.
Contact the ITS Service Center, 734.764.HELP (4357).