Security enhancements to VPN sign in process

Last updated 4 March, 2022


To better protect your NetLink account and enhance secure access to the campus network, University Systems will be adding support for UVic Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. 

On March 9, 2022, you will be asked to use the Sign in to UVic page when connecting to VPN:

UVic single sign on page


If you are enrolled in the UVic MFA service, you will be prompted to complete the sign in process using your second factor (if you are not enrolled in the UVic MFA service, you will log in normally). 

For more information about how UVic MFA protects your account and your information or to enroll in this service, please visit

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the Computer Help Desk.