Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Remote Access
There are three different VPN services that support different remote access requirements.
Campus VPN - provides a secure (encrypted) connection to the UCSC network from off campus. Common uses of the Campus VPN include access to File Sharing/Shared Drives and certain applications that require a Campus IP address. This VPN is a split tunnel VPN and does not provide a secure tunnel to the Internet. This VPN will NOT work when accessing the Campus network from many countries abroad such as China.
Data Center VPN - provides a secure (encrypted) connection for privileged users of systems in the UCSC Data Center. Examples include systems administration, application and database administration or elevated access to IS3 restricted systems.
Academic Divisional Computing VPN - provides a full tunnel VPN service. This secure connection to the UCSC network from off campus will allow access to the Campus network and various divisional resources. Because this is a full tunnel VPN, access from abroad such as China IS allowed. For more info on this service go to: http://www.adc.ucsc.edu/service-pages/remote-access
Electronic journals and other Library subscribed resources are not available via the Campus or Data Center VPN. Go to http://oca.ucsc.edu/login on the Library site for more information.