How do I connect to Yale resouces via Yale VPN while off-campus?

Yale Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way to securely access Yale’s restricted services and licensed e-resources (e.g. e-journals such as JAMA, or databases such as ArtSTOR) on the University network from a non-Yale internet source. VPN is also required for remote access to on-campus workstations - via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). While VPN provides excellent network security, it should only be used from an appropriately secured computing device.

To connect to VPN do the following:

  1. Download and install the free VPN software (Cisco AnyConnect) from the Yale Software Library
  2. Launch AnyConnect to access any Yale resources
  3. Enter the address access.yale.edu and then click Connect in the AnyConnect window.
  4. Enter your netID and netID password when prompted.
  5. Enter the Multifactor Authentication (MFA) code from the DUO app

    AnyConnect Launch Window

    AnyConnect Login Window

For additional assistance with VPN or the Multifactor Authentication DUO app, contact the Yale ITS help desk.