The MSU SSL Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides the MSU community with a way to connect securely to the MSU campus network. This SSL VPN connection works from any location, whether in East Lansing or anywhere around the world.
Regular faculty, full-time staff, retirees, trustees, and graduate students can log into the SSL VPN service using their MSU NetID at vpn.msu.edu.
An SSL VPN override may be requested by a sponsoring faculty or staff member for SSL VPN access for temporary/on-call employees, undergraduate students, vendors, affiliates, and other NetIDs associated with university business.
SSL VPN access will not be granted to NetIDs used by multiple individuals for department or group access. An individual may not submit their own override request.
This service is offered at no charge to regular faculty, full-time staff, retirees, trustees, and graduate students.
Submission of the SSL VPN override request is required for temporary/on-call employees, undergraduate students, vendors, affiliates, and other NetIDs associated with university business.
This service is supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with regularly scheduled maintenance periods.
No more than 30 minutes of unplanned downtime per month, or an uptime percentage of 99.93%.
While the VPN provides access to MSU’s campus network, it doesn’t ensure an encrypted path between you and the servers your department may host.
If you work with sensitive data online, get help from your department system administrator to make sure communications are secure and encrypted.