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Network Connect Connection Instructions (Mac OS 10.7-10.9)

The following instructions show how to use Network Connect to access the VPN and apply to users with Macintosh OS 10.7 - 10.9 (Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks). This process is demonstrated below.

*Note: Java is required to run Network Connect. Go to Java's version verification page to ensure you, not only have Java installed, but also the recommended version.

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Open a Finder window.

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Within Applications, double-click Network Connect to open.

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At the Sign In At: text field, make sure it says https://cuvpn.colorado.edu.

Enter your CU Login Name and Identikey Password in the appropriate fields, then click Sign In.

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A window will open, displaying your connection. Now when you go to a web page or use an Internet-enabled application, your network activity will be routed through the CU Boulder campus.

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Make sure to sign out when finished.

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More about your connection

With this standard connection through Network Connect:

  • Your network traffic will be routed through CU Boulder.
  • You should be able to:
    • Access all libraries resources.
    • Access file servers.
    • SSH, remote desktop, CIFS, NFS.

If you are unable to gain access to an on-campus resource with this connection, talk to the administrator of that resource.  Refer them to the help information on the VPN support page .