Information Technology at Johns Hopkins provides three alternatives for VPN access:
1. The clientless VPN option provides VPN access via a tab within a web browser. This VPN provides access to Hopkins’ internal websites that are only available when on campus, users’ home drives and departments’ shared drives, and remote desktop to a computer on campus using HTML5 Remote Desktop via a web browser. This VPN is recommended for users who connect to the VPN from a personal home or public computer and only require VPN access to access internal websites, shared files, or remote desktop.
Note: No installation is required for this VPN option and it is supported on Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
2. The VPN client option provides VPN access via a VPN client. This VPN allows applications installed on a desktop or laptop to work as if they are connected to the campus network. This VPN is recommended for users who run applications on their desktop or laptop which require a VPN connection.
Note: A VPN client installation is required on a Windows or Mac desktop or laptop.
3. The VPN mobile app option provides VPN access via a VPN mobile app. This VPN allows apps installed on a smartphone or tablet to work as if they are connected to the campus network. This VPN is recommended for IT personnel and users who run apps on their smartphones or tablets which require a VPN connection.
Note: A VPN mobile app installation is required on an Apple iOS, Android or Windows smartphone or tablet.
Please see the VPN FAQ for more information on the VPN and how to get connected to the VPN.