When do I need to connect to the VPN?


The VPN is needed to make an off-campus computer appear as if it were on-campus.

Thus, when you are connecting to restricted campus resources like a Remote Desktop session, the Isilon (my.files.iastate.edu), LSS, internal (not public) websites and so on you need to be connected.

Cloud services like Zoom, WebEx, CyBox, Canvas, and so on do not require a VPN connection.

When you are finished using a campus resource that requires VPN, please disconnect from it.