Sacramento State Network Authentication System
What is new?
The Sacramento State wireless and open jack network has been enhanced to allow for more client flexibility while still maintaining strong security for those who need it.
In the past, to do anything from within the campus network, a VPN client was required. This provided for authentication and strong security, but some users experienced difficulty obtaining, installing and configuring VPN. Additionally, a client needed to be purchased for older Apple Macintoshes (pre 10.X), PDA's and other similar equipment.
Although the VPN client can still be used, we are happy to say that the VPN client is no longer required for basic Internet access or to connect to the SacLink Exchange server.
Network Authentication General Information
To use the campus wireless and open jack network, gain connectivity by enabling your wireless card or using an open jack. You will be granted limited access to the network until you authenticate by logging in via the Web interface. The Web interface will appear when you try to access a Web page other than the CSUS and SacLink pages. You will be asked to provide your SacLink username and password. Once authenticated over the SSL secured webpage, you will have Internet connectivity and access to campus resources.
IMPORTANT: If you choose to not use VPN, your traffic on the wireless network will not be encrypted unless you take steps on your own behalf, such as hitting sites that have SSL security.
To gain full campus network connectivity (e.g. to attach to a shared printer or server), or encrypt all wireless packets, you will need to use VPN.
How to Log On
Please see the log on instructions page at http://www.csus.edu/perfigo/authenticate.stm.