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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection between devices and University resources by creating an “encrypted tunnel” for the data communication. Many HLS and University resources require a VPN connection when the device is not connected via the HLS wired network.

Available To

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Standard Features

  • Permits secure access to certain University resources when connecting from off-campus or via the wireless network (Financial applications, network drives, HLS networked printers, etc.)
  • The client software is updated automatically

User Requirements

A wired or wireless internet connection is required to login to VPN.

Beginning September 28, 2016 Two-Step Verification will be required to login to VPN.

Using This Service

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Harvard SSL VPN Service

Get Help

Contact the ITS Service Desk

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Service Hours



No cost