What a VPN is and how you might use it

VPN is a tool to make your computer think it is physically at UMSL.

VPN is no longer needed to connect to your computer at work since we use Remote Desktop Gateway for that, however it might still have its uses such as to connect to certain servers around campus, or to access Cascade. If you don't know what VPN is, chances are that you no longer need it.

VPN software is available for most systems, including smart phones. The VPN software can be downloaded and installed on your system.


Triton VPN with Multi Factor Authentication instructions

 Windows Computer with MFA

Triton VPN instructions

Apple Computer (PDF 200KB)

Apple Mobile Device (PDF 157KB)

Windows Computer (PDF 377KB)