Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a secure method of remotely accessing NUSD network when offsite.
- Encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information
- Provides users with a virtual IP address that allows access to restricted NUSD resources
- Accessible through client software
Only approved NUSD Faculty, Staff, and Contractors are eligible to use the NUSD VPN service.
STEP 1: Installing the VPN Software
SKIP to STEP 2 if you already have the software installed.
- Go to: https://vpn.natomasunified.org and log in with your computer login credentials
- After a few seconds, it will detect your device and prompt a download button to install the software.
- Follow the prompts to install the software. You can find step by step installation instructions by clicking the Instructions button at the bottom of the web page.
STEP 2: Connecting with Cisco AnyConnect
- If you have the software installed and are having trouble finding the software, use your computer’s search tool to find the software
- MacBook: Type Cisco into the SpotLight Search at the Top Right of your screen
- Windows 10: Type Cisco into the search bar at the bottom of your screen
- When you are ready to connect to the VPN, open your Cisco AnyConnect Application and enter the Server Name “vpn.natomasunified.org”
- Once it connects, you will be prompted for your login credentials
- To confirm you’re connected correctly, look for the white and green icon in the system tray next to the clock on your desktop. You should see a gold lock over the icon.
- If you are MacBook user, your computer may prompt you for additional approval to launch the application. Select allow.
- If it’s still not allowing, open your System Preferences, select Security and Privacy, then click “Open Anyway” at the bottom of the box.
Request help from the IT Department by entering a work order https://staging.natomasunified.org/kb/
I have lost or forgotten my security password, what can I do?
If you lose or forget your password, contact the IT Department to reset your password.
What is Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
VPN, also called IP tunneling, is a secure method of remotely accessing NUSD resources. The VPN encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information. VPN also provides the user with a virtual NUSD IP address that allows access to restricted NUSD resources.
When will I need to use the VPN client?
If you want to use wireless to connect to the NUSD Network or if you want to connect to NUSD restricted resources from your own ISP, you will need to use the VPN client.
Can I use it with any ISP?
You should be able to use the VPN Client over any ISP that allows IP tunneling and whose web browsers do not require a proxy. To confirm, please contact your ISP.
Can I use my Phone or Tablet to VPN?
You can download the AnyConnect Client for iOS or Android. This will work as long as you have the correct server name and credentials.