St. Olaf IT maintains a virtual private network (VPN) for use by college faculty, staff and students. A VPN allows computers off campus (e.g. at your home) to securely connect to the St. Olaf network and function as if it was on campus. It allows access to server files and applications that are restricted to on campus users. Please note that library resources do not require VPN.
Important security note: When configuring a VPN connection on a computer that is shared by multiple users (e.g. your home computer), do not check the Save password box – this will allow any user of the computer to connect to St. Olaf network.
VPN Setup for Computers:
- Windows (requires authentication)
- MacOS 10.7 and newer (including Sierra and High Sierra!)
- Linux (requires authentication)
VPN Setup for Mobile Devices:
If you have problems, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 507-786-3830 or help.stolaf.edu