Summary: WebVPN is a Web based version of the VPN. With it you can connect to UCI restricted Web sites.
When accessing Web sites, this is the recommended tool. The "Application Access" function is not enabled. If you need to access restricted UCI resources other than Web pages, please use the Cisco VPN clients provided by OIT.
A few web sites do not work with the WebVPN. If you cannot access a site via the WebVPN, please use Software VPN.
The WebVPN service is a clientless, Web-based version of VPN, built to be compatible with as many different computers as possible. However, there are a few basic requirements:
|Microsoft Windows||Macintosh OS X||Linux||Solaris|
|Internet Explorer version 7
|Firefox 3.x||Firefox 3.x|
Do not use the WebVPN service to connect to banking, financial, or other Web pages where you have to enter personal information (name, address, social security number, banking login and password, etc). The WebVPN service intercepts any certificates from the Web site, which prevents your browser from checking the certificates for validity.
The WebVPN has two types of toolbars. One is visible in the browser window and the other is a "Floating Toolbar" that sits in a different browser window.
This toolbar is always visible in the browser window when using the WebVPN. It defaults to the right side. By clicking on the arrows you can move it to the left.
WebVPN Browser Toolbar
|Moves the toolbar from the right portion of the browser window to the left and back again.|
|Opens a window to allow you to type in a new Web Address (URL)|
|Takes you back to the WebVPN home page.|
|Logs you out of the WebVPN.|
If you have any questions or need help, please call the OIT Response Center at (949) 824-2222.