VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology creates a secure, authenticated and encrypted tunnel between network resources. The University's VPN system allows you to access resources on the KUMC network from a home or remote computer.
To access the University's VPN system, open a browser and go to:
NOTE: All University faculty, staff, and UKP employees at the Kansas City and Salina locations have VPN access as of October 14, 2011. Wichita faculty and staff must request VPN access by completing this Request Form. Requests for VPN access for vendors or other affiliates must be approved and submitted by the sponsoring department by contacting Customer Support at (913) 588-7995.
The following table provides guidance for common resources that are accessed off-campus and how they are accessed:
|Need VPN||No VPN||Notes|
|Groupwise Messenger (IM) client|
|Remoting into a PC||Instructions|
|Outlook OWA Email
||Use OWA off campus|
|G: drive or other network shares||Use WebDrive|
|O2||Contact the Hospital for access
Connection to the VPN system requires:
The University of Kansas Hospital provides several ways to remotely access Hospital computing resources. The standard method to use is the Citrix based http://access.kumed.com. VPN is available for special circumstances and for applications not supported through Citrix. Per HIPAA requirements, University and UKP users desiring VPN access must complete and submit the VPN Request Form (instructions are on the form). The Hospital IT Security team reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of the request and to offer alternatives to VPN. Additionally, the Hospitals remote access policy can be found on the Hospital's Intranet.