What is it and why do I need it?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) service creates a secure connection (“tunnel”) between your device and the campus network and is used when you need to access restricted networked resources from off campus. At Princeton, GlobalProtect is one of two VPN services that you can use to access protected resources remotely and is soon to become the primary VPN service for its reliability and ease of use. The instructions on this page are specific to the GlobalProtect service.
Note: OIT will continue to support the legacy SonicWall Secure Remote Access (SRA) service. However, OIT is not encouraging new installations of SRA.
Accessing protected applications through the web
The easiest way to access protected applications is through the GlobalProtect Portal on the web. For this, all you need is a web browser. Some Princeton applications available through this portal are:
- Prime Portal (PeopleSoft Financials)
- Information Warehouse (Cognos)
To access any of these applications:
- Visit the GlobalProtect web portal.
- Enter your Princeton NetID, your password, and click Log in.
- The system will send a Duo request to your default device. Approve the Duo request.
- The GlobalProtect portal page displays with 'tiles' for the set of protected applications accessible through the portal. Click the tile for the application you want to access.
5. GlobalProtect makes a secure connection to the application and opens the application.
Important! Not all protected services are available through the web portal. If you know the application you are trying to reach remotely is a restricted service, and yet it is not listed in the portal, you will need to install GlobalProtect software on your device to access it remotely (described in the next section).