Remote Access to SIPA Network
Remote access is available to Senior SIPA staff from their home system on Windows based systems at this time. To access SIPA network resources users must install the CU Virtual Private Network (VPN).
VPN is a program that encrypts data before it is sent across a network. While the wired campus network has built-in security measures to protect data, VPN must be used in instances where security for data traveling across the non-wired network is required or accesing the SIPA Network.
IMPORTANT: Remote Desktop is not supported at all by SIPA IT. It is a very insecure method of connecting back to the Columbia network. VPN is currently the only supported method of accessing assets on the SIPA IT network from a remote location.
All users on the SIPA network are subject to the SIPA IT Computing policies in addition to the CUIT policies. Users should familiarize themselves with SIPA IT Policies and Procedures. Please remember not to save any sensitive or confidential data to your personal system as per university rules and regulations. If a program requires hard drive encryption, the policies apply to home/personal systems. Each user is responsible for compliance of these rules.
You must contact email@example.com to arrange access.
Troubleshoot using CUIT instructions
To troubleshoot problems with establishing a VPN connection, visit the solutions to common problems at http://cuit.columbia.edu/troubleshooting-your-vpn-connection.
Contact SIPA IT
If you are unable to solve the problem yourself, do one of the following:
- To request support, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open a ticket with SIPA HelpDesk at (212) 854-0112.