Answered By: Jenn Nolte
Last Updated: May 16, 2018     Views: 887

Q: Why are my netid and VPN access being turned off?
I've received an email telling me I can no longer have a netID and VPN access to Yale library resources. Why the change?
Answered by: Jenn Nolte

Effective Spring 2012, ITS will no longer authorize individuals with inactive Yale affiliations (including alumni and affiliates) to use the Yale VPN to access on-campus resources. It is important to note that these individuals will no longer have access to resources such as Library databases, shared servers, and other applications on Yale's network that require a VPN connection.

 In addition, VPN access will be removed automatically when an individual's Yale affiliation no longer qualifies for VPN access (for example, a student becomes an alumnus).

Excluded individuals with an active M&P or faculty sponsor may request access to the VPN when an exception is deemed necessary. Please contact ITS directly with these requests.

Request for VPN Access


Recent graduates:

You will retain VPN access to our electronic resources in the months immediately following graduation. Once your VPN access expires, you may register for library access at the Sterling Memorial Library service desk. Once you are registered, you will have access to most of our electronic content when using the public terminals in SML.


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