Remote Access

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Yale VPN

VPN (Virtual Private Networking) provides a secure method of accessing restricted resources on the Yale University network as well as providing remote access to Web-based Library resources. A VPN connection also  provides additional security which is especially valuable for mobile users on public or unencrypted WIFi networks. The Yale VPN uses university NetID authentication so it is NOT an option for hospital employees without a university NetID.

Yale Information Technology Services (ITS) supports the installation and use of the VPN. To install it yourself, go to through your Web browser and follow the installation prompts.  

You can get assistance from ITS by contacting the HELP desk (203 432-9000) or stopping by one of their Walk-in Computer Support Center such as the one located on the lower level of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Additional information on VPN access can be found on the ITS Yale VPN page.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

In the summer of 2015 Yale ITS instituted an additional security later for remote access to e-resources and all resources and services requiring a login to the Yale University network. By the end of October 2015 this second level authentication will become mandatory for all users.  From then on you will need to authenticate to both the VPN and MFA system for remote access.  For details, access the ITS page on  Multifactor Authentication at Yale.

Medical Library Proxy Server

The Medical Library maintains a proxy server that may be used by faculty, students and staff of the Yale School of Medicine AND by employees and affiliates of Yale-New Haven Hospital. While most users should use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN for remote access, there are cases where the proxy server may be the method of choice even for Yale University faculty, staff and students.

You can request a proxy server account by completing the brief online form on the Medical Library Proxy Server signup page.

Yale EZproxy Service

Beginning May 2015 the Yale University Library is testing a new remote access method which requires no browser configuration or software download. Clicking on specially configured links will launch a Yale University NetID login request. To access a subset of clinically-oriented resources from the Library, go to

Access from Clinical Locations

This page provides information on access options at some of the major clinical rotation sites where Yale students, house staff and faculty train and practice.  In addition to the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, other locations include the West Haven VA, Waterbury Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital and the Connecticut Mental Health Center.