VPN (Virtual Private Network)

  • The WashU VPN allows you to connect to University resources which require a secure Washington University network connection.
  • You must have WUSTL Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) enabled to utilize the VPN.
  • Many tools do not require a VPN connection, such as Canvas, Zoom, Teams, Box, Outlook, and Office 365 applications. View the WashU Systems VPN Requirements (PDF) for a full list of what does and does not require VPN.

Two Factor Authentication (WashU 2FA)

What is 2FA?

WashU 2FA—a two-factor (or two-step) authentication service provided by Duo, an industry leader in cybersecurity services—adds a second layer of security to your WUSTL Key account when accessing the many WashU systems, which contain sensitive personal information. By verifying your identity through the use of a second device, hackers and identity thieves are prevented from logging in these systems, even if they know your WUSTL Key ID and password and you’ll be alerted immediately if someone tries to log in using your credentials.

WashU 2FA extends protection to most WUSTL Key enabled sites, allowing users to opt-in to two-factor authentication.

Below are a few examples of these supported sites:

  • One.wustl.edu
  • Office 365 Outlook Web App (email on the web)
  • Canvas
  • Learn@Work
What is Duo?

VPN Instructions by Operating System

VPN for Windows (PDF)

VPN for Mac (PDF)

VPN for Linux (PDF)

VPN for iOS (PDF)

VPN for Android (PDF)