VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides anytime, anywhere access to the Cal State LA network through a secure virtual private network. VPN services provide students, faculty and staff access to university network resources from any off-campus computer connected to the internet.

Before attempting to connect to the campus network through VPN, please consider the following:

  • We strongly suggest using up-to-date antivirus software on your off-site computer in order to protect your off-site computer and our campus network.
  • While connected to the campus, all of the network data you generate from your off-site computer will pass through the campus network infrastructure.

Please use the instructions below to connect to the campus network through the VPN. If you have questions or need assistance installing or using the Cal State LA VPN, please call the ITS Help Desk at 323-343-6170.

Connect Using a Desktop or Laptop Computer

  1. NAVIGATE to the following webpage:  https://myvpn.calstatela.edu
  2. When prompted for a username and password, LOG IN with your MyCalStateLA ID credentials.
  3. DOWNLOAD and INSTALL the appropriate version of the GlobalProtect client software.
  4. RUN the GlobalProtect application.
  5. SELECT the Home tab. In the section labeled Portal, TYPE:  myvpn.calstatela.edu
  6. CLICK Connect.
  7. When prompted for a username and password, LOG IN with your MyCalStateLA ID credentials.

Steps 1-3 are only required for the initial setup. The login information entered into the GlobalProtect application is saved and used for all subsequent logins.

Connect Using a Mobile Device or Tablet

  1. OPEN the app store of your mobile service provider (Apple iTunes / Google Play).
  2. SEARCH for and DOWNLOAD the GlobalProtect app by Palo Alto Networks.
  3. RUN the GlobalProtect application.
  4. In the section labeled Portal, TYPE:  myvpn.calstatela.edu
  5. LOG IN with your MyCalstateLA ID credentials.
  6. CLICK Connect.

Steps 1-2 are only required for the initial setup. The login information entered into the GlobalProtect application is saved and used for all subsequent logins.