During UAB's limited business model, UAB is experiencing heavy use of VPN. If you do not need to use it for critical business to access systems or data that require it, you should not use VPN.

Virtual Private Network

VPN are used to connect remote users to UAB campus resources that are restricted for reasons of security and/or licensing constraints. You authenticate using your BlazerID and password in order to be authorized as a UAB network user, and the software should automatically download.

A Virtual Private Network is a combination of tunneling, encryption, authentication, and access control technologies and services used to carry traffic over the Internet and the UAB campus network.


Installation guides

Please note: With the new VPN service, you will be prompted to use Duo 2-factor authentication. In the second password space, enter the type of 2-factor notification you prefer. Click here for the Duo VPN guide.

Health System Users

You may be required to utilize VPN software provided especially for use with the Health Systems Network. Please contact the HSIS Help Desk by telephone 934-8888, or e-mail them at srquest@uabmc.edu.