Accessing MSOE's VPN

Many campus servers are "behind the firewall" and so must be accessed in one of three ways:

Note you can only use Global Protect while outside the campus network - you do not need it if you are already on the campus network.

This page describes connecting via the VPN for school laptops, other Windows computers, Macs, and Linux systems. NOTE: you only need to do this when you are off campus. If you are on the campus network, you are already behind the firewall.

School Laptop

Laptops with the MSOE image. If you've installed Windows yourself, go to the next section.
  1. Use the start menu to run GlobalProtect. It may also be in your system tray. If not, use Software Center to install it.
  2. When GlobalProtect starts up, click on the Settings tab and enter your campus user name (without @msoe.edu), campus password, and sslvpn.msoe.edu as the portal.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. Right click on the notification icon (a world with a red `x' on it) and select Connect.

Windows

Point your browser at https:sslvpn.msoe.edu (don't forget the s on https), enter your username and password, and download the appropriate agent. See How-To Geek if you're not sure which you need. Install the software and go to the school laptop section. If Global Protect does not prompt for a username and password after installation, try rebooting the computer. It should then prompt for the information when you restart Global Protect.

Macs/OS X

The GlobalProtect client for OS X systems (Macs, etc.) is working as of summer, 2017 using the same settings as for Windows (above). It is also possible to create a VPN connection, but this was not working as of fall, 2017. The directions for creating a VPN connection should GlobalProtect stop working:
  1. Open system preferences and click on Network
  2. Click on the + in the bottom left of the connections list window.
  3. Set interface to VPN, VPN type to Cisco IPSec, and enter "MSOE SSL VPN" for the service name. Click Create.
  4. Enter sslvpn.msoe.edu for the server address, and enter your campus username and password.
  5. Click on Authentication Settings...
  6. Enter "raiders" for the shared secret and set the group name to "MSOE". Click OK.
  7. Check "Show VPN status in menu bar" - enabling this makes it simple to connect and disconnect.
  8. Click Connect.

Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Open a terminal window and enter
            sudo apt-get install -y network-manager-vpnc  
            sudo reboot
    
  2. Once the laptop reboots, open System Settings and select Network.
  3. Click on the + in the lower left
  4. Set the interface to VPN and click Create...
  5. Set VPN Connection Type to "Ciso Compatible VPN" and click Create...
  6. Enter "MSOE SSL VPN" for the connection name
  7. On the VPN tab, set the Gateway to sslvpn.msoe.edu
  8. Enter your username
  9. Set password status to Saved and enter your password
  10. Set the Group name to "MSOE"
  11. Set the Group password status to Saved and enter "raiders"
  12. Click Save...
  13. Leave the domain blank
  14. Close the network connections window
  15. Select VPN Connections from the connections dropdown on the top right and connect