WSU Virtual Private Network

The Wayne State University Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol (which provides secure communications on the internet and is found in standard web browsers) to allow access to WSU resources that are blocked by a firewall.
 
The SSL VPN provides a simple and secure method for accessing WSU resources normally restricted to on-campus use. This includes access to Banner, Cognos ReportNet and Windows file shares, and also relaying email directly through Wayne Connect - Powered by Microsoft (using Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook, for example).
 
The SSL VPN allows your computer to effectively and securely become part of the WSU network regardless of its location.

WSU Virtual Private Network

  • What is the WSU VPN?

    The Wayne State University Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol (which provides secure communications on the internet and is found in standard web browsers) to allow access to WSU resources that are blocked by a ...

  • How do I access the WSU VPN?

    C&IT recommends accessing the Wayne State University VPN via the Pulse Secure client. Follow the steps below to log in to the WSU VPN with Pulse Secure on your computer. Pulse Secure is also available for Android (tech.wayne.edu/kb/security/secur...

  • How do I log in to the VPN using Two Factor Authentication?

    Learn how to access the Wayne State University VPN at tech.wayne.edu/kb/security/security/830.

  • Who can use the VPN?

    Only Wayne State University students, staff and registered guests may use the VPN (Virtual Private Network). A WSU AccessID and password is required to log in. Learn more about the WSU VPN at tech.wayne.edu/kb/security/security/682.

  • How can I use the SSL Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access restricted WSU resources?

    C&IT recommends accessing the VPN using the Pulse Secure client. Learn how to download and use Pulse Secure on the C&IT Knowledge Base at tech.wayne.edu/kb/security/security/830.

  • How do I access the WSU Virtual Private Network (VPN) on iOS devices?

    Wayne State University does not officially support a mobile VPN client, but C&IT has successfully tested the Pulse Secure app with the network. Follow the steps below to access the WSU VPN on iOS devices. Download Pulse Secure from the Ap...

  • How do I access the WSU Virtual Private Network (VPN) on Android devices?

    Wayne State University does not officially support a mobile VPN client, but C&IT has successfully tested the Pulse Secure app with the network. Follow the steps below to access the WSU VPN on Android devices. Download Pulse Secure from the...

  • What are the system requirements for the VPN?

    Find the most current information on system requirements and support in the VPN client release notes (provided by the vendor Pulse Secure). Pulse Connect Secure Supported Platforms Guide (PDF)