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WebVPN
This document contains the following sections: • Introduction • Login to VPN • Navigating the WebVPN page For information related to this topic refer to: • Virtual Private Networking Overview (http://www.cmu.edu/computing/doc/network/vpn/overview.html) • Cisco VPN Client (http://www.cmu.edu/computing/doc/network/vpn/vpn-cisco/index.html) • Computing Off Campus [PDF] (http://www.cmu.edu/computing/doc/network/connect/getconnected.pdf) • Support Statement (http://www.cmu.edu/computing/doc/network/vpn/support-vpn.html) Note: The WebVPN service is the quickest and easiest solution for accessing restricted Library services. If you encounter problems accessing some Library services using WebVPN, we recommend that you download and install the Cisco VPN Client (http://www.cmu.edu/computing/doc/network/vpn/vpn-cisco/index.html) and register for the VPN-Library network. Visit the University Libraries Remote Access site (http://www.library.cmu.edu/Services/remote.html) for more Library specific information.

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WebVPN Introduction
WebVPN is a secure web service at http://www.vpn.cmu.edu (http://www.vpn.cmu.edu) that allows you to access IP restricted WEB SERVICES, including external Library services. It uses SSL to secure traffic between your machine and restricted web-based campus services, such as library databases. This WebVPN option provides a convenient solution to users who access restricted Library services, do not frequently require the VPN service or who access restricted services from public kiosks. If you're already browsing the Internet and need to access a restricted web service, use this site rather than launching the desktop client and relaunching your browser. This service does not require any software or registration. WebVPN uses your AndrewID and password to log in to the service. Note: The first time you access http://www.vpn.cmu.edu (http://www.vpn.cmu.edu) , you may get a "connection failed" error, due to an invalid security certificate. At the bottom of the error screen, there should be a link to add an exception. Select that link and follow the steps, then you will be prompted for your Andrew userID and password. Note: The WebVPN service is the quickest and easiest solution for accessing restricted Library services. However, if you encounter problems accessing some Library services using WebVPN, we recommend that you download and install the Cisco VPN Client and register for the VPN-Library network. Visit the University Libraries Remote Access site for more Library specific information. Last Updated: 6/9/09

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Log in to WebVPN
Use the Carnegie Mellon WebVPN Service at https://www.vpn.cmu.edu/ (https://www.vpn.cmu.edu/) to access IP restricted WEB SERVICES (including external Library services). 1. Go to https://www.vpn.cmu.edu/ (https://www.vpn.cmu.edu/) . 2. Enter your Andrew userID and password and click Login.

3. The Carnegie Mellon WebVPN interface displays.

Last Updated: 3/15/07 Reviewed: 2/4/09

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Navigating the WebVPN Page
The WebVPN page is divided into three areas: the Internet browser area, the WebVPN tunnel area, and a Floating Toolbar.

As you navigate using the floating toolbar, the websites and services are displayed within the WebVPN Tunnel area of the page. If you close the floating toolbar, you are disconnected from the WebVPN service.

Internet Browser Area
The top portion of the page is used for normal Internet navigation. • If you enter a URL in the Address field on the top portion of the screen, you're logged out of the WebVPN service. • The navigation options on the top portion of the display (such as Back and Home) will also close your connection to the VPN service.

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Floating Toolbar
The floating toolbar is used to navigate to websites and services within the WebVPN secure tunnel. The websites and services are displayed within the WebVPN Tunnel area of the page and the floating toolbar will remain open. • Use the Enter Web Address (URL) field to navigate to web services within the VPN tunnel.

• Use the Web Bookmarks drop-down list to navigate to the Carnegie Mellon Library Catalog within the VPN tunnel.

• Use the navigation buttons located on the floating toolbar and the WebVPN tunnel area to navigate within the VPN tunnel.

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Help to access the WebVPN help files

Toolbar to display the floating toolbar.

Home to Web VPN main page.

Close or Logout of the Web VPN service. This does NOT close the browser window

• Use the Browse Networks > Network Path field to browse and connect to restricted servers for which you have share permissions. This allows you to access server files from a remote location.

WebVPN Tunnel Area
The WebVPN Tunnel area of the page is used to display the web sites and services accessed through the VPN tunnel. The top corner of this area contains navigation buttons similar to those available in the WebVPN Navigation Tools window. The two additional navigation buttons are: Moves the toolbar to the other side of the WebVPN tunnel window.
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"Go" to a new url within the VPN tunnel.

Last Updated: 2/4/09

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