Dept of Computer Science

Technical Staff

How do I use CSSD's VPN to access computing resources in the department?

Last updated: April 19th, 2016 10:39 AM

If you are trying to connect to Computer Science resources (e.g. the Elements cluster, departmental printers) from WIRELESS-PITTNET or from off-campus, you must use CSSD's Virtual Private Network (VPN). Here are CSSD's instructions for setting up a VPN on three types of systems:

When using the IPSec VPN on Linux, you will need to configure it with the Group Name and Pre-Shared Key for your particular VPN group.

If you are a graduate student, staff or faculty member in the Computer Science Department, your Group Name is compsci_users and your Pre-Shared Key is c0mp5c1.

If you are a student currently enrolled in a Computer Science class, your Group Name is compsci_class and your Pre-Shared Key is c0mp5c1.