Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A virtual private network, or VPN, is designed to allow you a secure connection to an internal computer network from any location in the world using the Internet.

When working from an off-campus (remote) location, you can connect to the Missouri S&T network using OpenVPN to get immediate access to your network drives and other information only available on a network computer on campus. Using OpenVPN to connect to the S&T network while you are on campus is not permitted.

Install OpenVPN

  1. Download the campus profile to use with OpenVPN (to be used in Step 7): S&T OpenVPN Profile
  2. Download the OpenVPN Connect Client: OpenVPN Connect (64 bits) OR OpenVPN Connect (32 bits)    
  3. Open the OpenVPN Connect Client and check the box to accept the license agreement to install
  4. Go through onboarding tour, close tour, click Agree, then click Okay
  5. Select File tab
  6. Click on Browse
  7. Locate the S&T OpenVPN Profile downloaded in Step 1 
  8. Enter your <username> or <username>@umsystem.edu
  9. Check the box to save password
  10. Enter your password
  11. Check the box to connect 
  1. Download the campus profile to use with OpenVPN (to be used in Step 7): S&T OpenVPN Profile
  2. Download the OpenVPN Client: OpenVPN Connect Mac OS     
  3. Open the OpenVPN Connect Client and check the box to accept the license agreement to install
  4. Go through onboarding tour, close tour, click Agree, then click Okay
  5. Select File tab
  6. Click on Browse
  7. Locate the S&T OpenVPN Profile downloaded in Step 1
  8. Enter your <username> or <username>@umsystem.edu
  9. Check the box to save password
  10. Enter your password
  11. Check the box to connect 

OpenVPN can be installed on your mobile devices by going to the App Store or Play Store for download.

Follow the directions given from the app as well as reference the instructions for Windows or Mac above if needed.

If having difficulty getting OpenVPN to work on your computer or device, an additional VPN option is available here: AnyConnect VPN Instructions