Virtual Private Network
K-State's Virtual Private Network (VPN) is GlobalProtect. The VPN should be used when you need to access protected proprietary and confidential data and campus resources when working offsite. From off-campus, use the VPN to connect to campus resources securely remotely.
To use the VPN software, you must be a K-State student or employee with an active K-State eID and have an internet connection.
Why should I use the VPN?
Using K-State's VPN service, you assure that the data you transmit or receive will be secure between your computer and K-State. While your password is encrypted using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), traffic between the VPN firewall and the computer you are communicating with will not be encrypted unless you use SSL-enabled applications. The VPN provides security by encrypting and decrypting data that passes through the VPN.
When to use the VPN
To learn if your operating system is compatible with GlobalProtect, view the Where Can I install the GlobelProtect app guide.
Note: Enter only your eID as your Username. Do not enter your email address.
- Install and Connect to the GlobalProtect VPN on a Windows computer
- Install GlobalProtect on Android device
- Install and Connect to the GlobalProtect VPN on a Mac
- Install GlobalProtect on iPhones and iPads
- Download the Linux App
Note: For Ubuntu 17+, installation of the resolvconf package is required for it to function properly
- Install GlobalProtect VPN for Chromebook and Chrome OS
VPN for third-party vendors
A dedicated VPN group for third-party vendors is available that allows connection to systems only accessible on-campus due to existing local address space or protection by firewalls. Each individual that needs access to this VPN group must register for an eID. In addition, the K-State employee sponsoring their access must complete the eID with Extended Access form.