How to Access VPN

VPN is a virtual private network that enables secure connections to Macalester computing systems from off campus. Access to VPN is not automatically granted and must be requested.

  1. Request VPN Access. Send an email to ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu to request VPN to access. In the email, list which services you need remote access to, like G & H Drives or a web application.
  2. Get GlobalProtect agent & Duo. Check out the VPN Setup Guide (gdoc) for step-by-step instructions to:
    • Download & install GlobalProtect agent software
    • Set up Duo, a 2-factor authentication method

Terms of Service Agreement

By downloading the GlobalProtect agent, you agree to follow Macalester College ITS Responsible Use PolicyComputing Password Policy & Guidelines, and guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Information.

VPN Set Up Guide

VPN Set Up Guide (gdoc)