Getting Started With VPN

Note: If you are using a device managed by MiWorkspace, VPN software and profiles are configured for you. If you need help connecting to VPN on a managed device, please contact the ITS Service Center. These pages provide VPN configurations for unmanaged devices (e.g. research devices, personal computers).

In order to use the VPN on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you need to download the appropriate VPN client or university VPN profile to your device. 

Connect to U-M VPN

Select the operating system for your device:

Michigan Medicine VPN

The Michigan Medicine network has its own VPN server that specifically controls access to health system protected resources. For information about installing and using the Michigan Medicine VPN, refer to the Michigan Medicine VPN content.

Using a VPN While Traveling Internationally

It is generally a good idea to download and install a VPN client before you leave the U.S. There are some countries where it may be difficult or impossible to download one while in the country. Some countries go further and restrict access to VPNs or even ban their use. Further, international travelers must abide by the import laws and regulations of the destination country(ies) as well as U.S. export control regulations. Specifically, there are additional considerations when traveling internationally with certain data encryption software (potentially including VPNs).

For more information about using a VPN while traveling internationally, see Guidelines for Domestic and International Travelers. For issues related to compliance with export control regulations, contact the U-M export control officer,