As part of an effort to increase the security and reliability of Carolina’s information technology resources, ITS is implementing changes to faculty and staff connections to the ConnectCarolina application. The University’s data systems are under constant attack, with millions of unwanted connection attempts each month. ConnectCarolina, the administrative system for student services (and in 2014, HR/Payroll and Finance), contains sensitive data and it’s important to protect this data from these attacks by using secure methods to access ConnectCarolina. These changes will go into effect on the evening of Dec. 18, 2013.
If you are using wireless you will need to connect to the UNC-Secure Wi-Fi network. To setup your wireless device on the UNC-Secure Wi-Fi network click here for further instructions.
You will be required to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) application. To install the VPN client on your computer click here for further instructions.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UNC-Chapel Hill Help Desk at 919-962-HELP or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your local IT support.
This video focuses on the importance of this change for ConnectCarolina security: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHMpJdLQGKs