How do I log in to a University owned computer off-campus?

You should connect to VPN before logging in to a University owned computer off-campus.

  • From the login screen, connect to your home WiFi. If you used a Wired connection, make sure the cable is plugged in
    Login screen showing Wifi icon
  • After connecting to your home network, click on the Network Sign-in icon

    Windows 10:

    Windows 11:

    Login screen showing Network sign-in icon (Windows 11)

  • You will then see a loading screen for GlobalProtect. Wait a few seconds, then enter your email address and press next, and password and press next
    GlobalProtect prompt to login to email
  • You will be prompted to authenticate. For example, if you have set up your MFA through the Authenticator app on your phone, you will see a request similar to the screenshot below:
    Authentication prompt
  • Once you have connected to the VPN, you can log into the computer with your AU username and password
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