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VPN Access



  • Remote access to services and systems that require you to be on the university network.


  • Works with all major web browsers.
  • Includes shortcuts to commonly used services like Home and Shared folders.
  • No additional software needed for standard features; however, some advanced features may require you to install a VPN client.

Best Uses

  • Off-campus access to Home and Shared network storage folders
  • Remote access to services that require you to be on the university network.


  • Faculty and staff 

How to request

  • Basic VPN access: No request needed. All employees can log into the service at https://sslvpn.oit.ohio.edu.
  • Advanced features: Contact the IT Service Desk at 740-593-1222 or or https://www.ohio.edu/oit/help to request:
    • Remote Printing: Print to an on-campus, networked printer from a non-university location. 
    • Remote Desktop: Log into an on-campus Windows PC from a non-university location. 
    • VPN Client: Some advanced services may require you to install a separate VPN application. IT staff will notify you if the service you are requesting requires this.