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VPN Login and Remote Access for Students

Article ID: 192
Last updated: 25 Aug, 2020

For general information and to request access to remote control labs see Article 625 VPN and Citrix Access 

To connect to the ECSU VPN server:

  • Use your browser to connect to https://ecsu-vpn.easternct.edu/
  • Alternately, from the ECSU home page, select the Faculty and Staff Menu Item, and choose VPN from the Square Buttons in the center of the page.

  • The first time you connect, your web browser may display a pop-up message asking if you would like to accept the site's security certificate. Click Yes to accept and proceed.
  • The login screen for the VPN server appears next, requiring a username and password.
  • When typing your username, type only your Technology Account username. Do not use the @my.easternct.edu.
  • Type your password just as if you were logging in to your office computer.
  • Click Sign In when complete.

To remotely access assigned lab devices (find the device name using the information in Article 537: VPN Access to General Purpose Labs

  • Within the VPN user interface, enter your assigned lab device name into the HTML5 Access Sessions field as highlighted below.
  • Click the "Launch" button to begin a remote session within your browser.
  • If prompted to provide credentials, do so using your full Eastern username preceded by EASTERNCT\ as shown below.
  • If the remote computer states that your credentials are invalid, you can re-enter your credentials at the remote sign-on menu as you normally would.
  • When your scheduled session time is complete, please sign out of the device using the Start Menu, or close the browser tab.
  • Note that, 5 minutes after your course session is scheduled to end, you will be automatically logged out of the remote lab computer.
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