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This article will help you request access to the Sage VPN as well as instruct you on how to connect to the VPN for the first time.

The IT department requires all users to review and agree to our VPN Agreement and Access before they gain access. If you have not already start the access request process by reviewing the VPN Agreement and Access.

Please note, Remote Desktop (connecting to a physical machine on campus) can no longer be supported. Please contact the Service Center for more information.

If you need the Global Protect Client installed on a Sage issued laptop, please contact the Service Center.

Here's how it's done

The following setup instructions must be completed when you are off-campus. It will not work on-campus.

Download and install the VPN client on your computer

Once your account has been setup for VPN access you will need to download and install the VPN client.

Step 1: Head on over to and log in with your Sage username (no required), and your password.

Please note, you will not be able to download the VPN client or connect to the VPN service while connected to the Sage network (This includes the Sage_Colleges, and Sage_Guest wireless networks).

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Step 2: Choose the appropriate link for your computer (We only offer clients for MacOS and Windows based computers)

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If you are trying to install the VPN client on a Sage owned Mac or Windows laptop you will always select the 64 bit installer.

Step 3: Install the application on your device

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A new application called GlobalProtect will be installed. Additionally, the following icon will appear on your task/status bar. The red X indicates that you are not yet connected to the VPN service.

Launch the GlobalProtect VPN Client

Double click the application to start it. You will be prompted to enter in some additional information in order to connect to the VPN service.

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Step 1: Enter in your Sage username (without the and password, and select remember me.

Step 2: Enter in as the portal.

Step 3: Hit Apply.

The client will attempt to connect to the VPN service using the credentials you entered in. If the client fails to connect please check that your credentials are accurate and that your account has been approved for VPN access. If successful, the GlobalProtect icon will display a shield in place of the red X. 

Wrapping up

This article has shown you how to request access to and connect to the Sage VPN service using the GlobalProtect VPN client. 

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