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What is a VPN?

A VPN (virtual private network) is a tool used to connect securely to the UTHSC network from off-campus in order to access internal resources.

Additionally, users on the Eduroam network use VPN to connect to internal resources only available on the UTHSC network.

How do I use a VPN?

After downloading the VPN software, launch the VPN, enter your NetID and password, and click the Connect button. Behind the scenes, the system verifies you, builds a secure connection, and enables access to our internal network.

While connected via VPN, your computer is temporarily part of the UTHSC network. Systems that require VPN to access when off-campus or on Eduroam include VolShare, all of our electronic health record (EHR) systems, IRIS (non-web version), and others.

Using our VPN makes you subject to all federal, state, local, UT System, and UTHSC laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and usage guidelines. Please review these VPN-specific policies for more information.


How do I get the VPN?

Log in with your NetID and password to get the software, installation instructions, and connection guide.

Last Published: Jan 3, 2020