VPN access is offered only to Naropa Faculty and Staff. Student access to the VPN is not needed, nor granted.


If you are planning on remoting into the computer at your desk please send an email with your Computer name to helpdesk@naropa.edu with the subject line "VPN Computer Request - Need IP Reserved".


Setup VPN

Installation:


Go to your start menu or find the Microsoft Store


Once the Store Launches, search for "Check Point Capsule VPN" and install the app:


You may exit out of signing in - it is not required and will continue to download if you don't. If you choose to sign in, use your Naropa credentials:



Once it's finished downloading, click "launch" to launch the VPN



You will get the following screen when you launch it:



To access the Network Settings, click on the internet icon in your system tray and select "network and internet settings"



In the window that opens, find the option on the left side called "VPN", select it and select "Add a VPN connection"




In the next window that opens, under "VPN Provider" select "Check Point Capsule VPN"



At the rest of this window - put the following settings:

Connection Name: Naropa
Server Name or Address: naropavpn.naropa.edu

Type of sign-in info: User name and password

User name: Your Naropa username (NOT FULL EMAIL, remove the @naropa.edu part)

Password: Your Naropa password

Remember my sign-in info: Optional - if you select this you won't have to enter your information each time you launch the VPN.


Once all the settings are in, select "Save"



You'll be returned to the previous page but you'll now see the VPN that was just set up. Select the Naropa VPN and select "Connect" if prompted for an authentication method, select "username and password" and select "next" it will go through several steps



When the fingerprint screen pops up, select "next" (the fingerprint for your machine may be different):



IF YOU DIDN'T ENTER YOUR CREDENTIALS IN THE SETUP SCREEN YOU'LL BE PROMPTED TO SIGN IN:



The VPN will continue trying to connect, and when it has you'll see the following screen:



You can also check in your system tray to see if it's connected:


Your are now successfully connected!


IF YOU ARE CONTINUOUSLY UNSUCCESSFUL AT CONNECTING, YOU ARE WELCOME TO TRY TO CONNECT WITH THE FORTICLIENT VPN THAT WE'VE USED PREVIOUSLY. THIS VPN IS STATIONED ON OUR NEW, IMPROVED NETWORK, BUT THE PRIOR VPN CONNECTIONS STILL WORK AS THEY SHOULD. You can view how to connect using the Forticlients HERE. However you will need the Fortinet VPN client installed.


Once connected, leave the FortiClient SSLVPN client connected to stay connected to Naropa VPN (you can minimize the window at any time without impacting the connection). Clicking on the Disconnect or Exit buttons will end the VPN session, as will closing the Check Point SSLVPN application.

 

If needed, you may now use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to remotely connect to your Naropa Windows PC. Typically RDP is only necessary if you're connecting using a personal device and need to access files stored on directly your Naropa PC.  If you're using a Naropa issued laptop, the need to use RDP should be rarely (if ever) necessary.

If you are planning on remoting into the computer at your desk please send an email with your Computer name to helpdesk@naropa.edu with the subject line "VPN Computer Request - Need IP Reserved".

IT disclaimer:


Please keep in mind that once you’re on the VPN, your system (whatever computer or device you’re using to connect to the Naropa network) is logically attached to our network. If that system isn’t secure (with the most recent OS updates installed, etc.), and actively running some kind of AntiVirus software (this includes Macintosh systems), then you’re placing our entire network at risk.

If your system is ever found to be compromised in any way, or otherwise deemed a security risk, your VPN privileges will be revoked and your system will be blocked from connecting to the Naropa network. Please understand the security risk this poses and act responsibly. You will be held personally responsible for any violation of Naropa's network and/or system security, as well as for any damages that may result.

Please don’t use the VPN for anything more than you need – only connect to the VPN when necessary.

Naropa's IT department provides only basic support for the VPN, and cannot provide ­any support for network / connectivity issues outside of the Naropa network.   The process can be a bit technical the first few times, so please try to test the VPN and RDP ahead of time, before you actually need to use the service. It's helpful to familiarize yourself with it before hand.