To access CSUDH network securely from a remote location, CSUDH have implemented Juniper Networks SSLvpn technology. SSLvpn is a web based technology and does not require installation and configuration of a client software on a remote PC. Please follow the instructions below about how to access and use SSLvpn.
All CSUDH users who have a network/email account will have access to SSLvpn restricted mode. If you need full vpn access to CSUDH network, please fill out the account request form located under Helpdesk menu and specify why you need full vpn access.
Before you connect to the CSUDH SSL vpn appliance, you must meet the following Pre-requisites:
To connect to the CSUDH SSL vpn appliance, follow the steps below:
By default, all CSUDH faculty/Staff will be placed in to restricted access when you select Faculty/Staff realm.
Faculty/Staff (Restricted Access):
In restricted access mode, remote computers are not assessed and analyzed against CSUDH host checker policy. Hence, even though your computer is not up to date with latest patches, antivirus definitions etc. You are allowed to access certain resources via the secure SSL vpn appliance. In this mode, your computer does not get a CSUDH private ip address. You only interact and access resources from the secure SSL vpn portal page. Below is a list of what you can and can't do in Restricted Access:
- File browsing only from available CSUDH file sharing servers.
- Web browsing to internal CSUDH web sites including outlook web access.
- Terminal services (remote desktop) or SSH/telnet access
- Microsoft Outlook Client via Windows Secure Access Manager
Faculty/Staff Full Access:
Full access allows a vpn user all the services that restricted access offers plus full access to the CSUDH network. If you are granted full access, your computer will get a CSUDH private IP address. You can use external programs such as Microsoft outlook (without using WSAM), ftp/ssh, remote desktop (using windows remote desktop client), upload and download files to CSUDH file servers directly from your home/remote computer. To be granted full access, your remote computer has to pass CSUDH host checker policy. Currently the policy will make sure that your computer passes the following tests:
Note: Currently only windows computers are being assessed against CSUDH host checker policy. Macintosh users doesn't have to fulfill these requirements.
After you choose Faculty/Staff Full Access realm and sign in for the first time, Juniper's host checker program will be downloaded and installed in your computer. If you see a bunch of prompts asking for permissions, please click on yes, and let the program finish the installation. If you do not click on Yes, the program will not be installed properly and you will not be able to log in. After the program finishes installation, your computer will be checked against the CSUDH Host Checker policy.
Note: It takes few minutes when the host checker program runs and checks your computer against the CSUDH host checker policy. Please be patient at this stage and do not try to close the program or the browser. You will not be able to login until the program finishes.
When the Host Checker program finishes and
This realm is only for CSUDH external users such as guests, vendors etc who needs to access certain internal resources.
Both full access and restricted access will take you to the CSUDH SSL vpn portal page. This page will have predefined resources such as bookmark to most used CSUDH web sites, department folders etc. In addition you can create your own bookmark in this page.