Resources Requiring VPN for Off-campus Access

Last updated: 3/29/2020

If you plan to work with any of the following resources from off campus, you must first establish a VPN connection.  Note:  VPN access must be requested; please request access by creating a Helpdesk Ticket.

  • Middfiles and Miisfiles connections using cifs or smb and mapped drives (such as N/: at Midd and S:/ at MIIS).
    • Important:  You can use Web Access to access Middfiles and Miisfiles without the need for VPN!
  • Cisco Unified Communications Self-Care Portal used to change phone PINs and manage other phone settings
  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS) used to work with various enterprise applications
  • Virtual labs or computers
  • Banner Admin (aka Banner 9)
    • Note: BannerWeb, commonly used for checking grades, time entry and approvals, does not require VPN.
  • Content 7 document management system
  • Hyperion reporting
  • FAMIS maintenance work order system
  • Remote Desktop Connection, used to connect to another computer so you see the remote computer's desktop as if you were sitting right in front of it.
  • Vectorworks, vector-based architectural software used for set and lighting design
  • Sierra Desktop App (SDA) - Library-specific client-based application for connecting to the Sierra server.   Internal backend software (Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s Sierra is the integrated library system).



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