On-campus network access (SSL-VPN)

An SSL-VPN (Secure Socket Layer, Virtual Private Network) lets you connect an off-campus device to the on-campus network environment in a virtual setting. SSL encrypts the route from your device to the on-campus network.


Students, full-time staff, and part-time staff can use SSL-VPN to access electronic journals. See Online guides: Using electronic journals for more information.


The Tokyo Institute of Technology Portal also offers SSL-VPN connectivity via PPP tunneling, which allows users to connect to the on-campus network from off-campus in the same way as they would when on campus. However, this method does not grant permission for all communications; the system places restrictions on accessible ports. The bandwidth restrictions on PPP-based SSL-VPN connections are also stricter than the restrictions on on-campus access.
For more information on how to use SSL-VPN and what ports are accessible, see Using SSL-VPN.

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Updated: February 14, 2011
Created by: The Authentication Infrastructure System Team

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