Remote Connect

Link   Note: You must be off-campus to use this service.

Support Link

Remote Connection SupportRemote Connection FAQ

What is it

Some College ITS services need a secure connection between your off-campus computer and the college network. There are two ways to do this: with VPN or the Secure Portal; however, VPN is the preferred method. Note: Your N Drive is not available when using the secure portal, you must use VPN. 

The following are lists of what services need a secure connection.

Need a secure connection… Do not need a secure connection…

ACSIS for staff
N Drive or other shares
CISCO Speeddial page
Online Pay System
Web server posting
Library database
Outlook for staff email

ACSIS for students
Email through Live@AC – Students
Email through OWA – Staff

Who Uses it

Anyone who needs to connect to College network services from off-campus.


Requirements for remote connections:

  • A network connection to Internet

  • Ability to login with different profiles on your computer

  • Antivirus software and a personal firewall

  • File and Print sharing disabled on your computer

  • in your list of trusted sites

  • Windows or Mac OS

You do NOT need a secure connection for ACSIS for students, Blackboard or Live@AC email.

Note: The College does not support VPN on Android, Blackberry or Windows 8 phones and tablets.

Note: Your N: drive is not available when connecting with Secure Portal; you must use VPN.

Related topics

Did this page meet your needs?

    Provide feedback on content or report a problem.
  • You can also contact ITS at with details about your issue.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.