Connect to Clark Network Resources from Outside Clark Center

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Quick Instructions

 

 1. Go to http://sussl.stanford.edu

    2. Authenticate using your SUNetID and password

    3. Click the [Start] button to install and launch Network Connect.  (The installation of the Network Connect java applet will occur the first time you access the system.)

    4.  When the Network Connect application is launched and shows an active connection, you are on the Stanford Public VPN

 

    5.  Go to http://sunac.stanford.edu

    6.  Authenticate using your SUNetID and password

    7.  Maintain the browser window during your session.

 

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The James H. Clark Center is supported in part by Stanford's School of Medicine (SoM). In order to maintain the high security standards required for computer networks that provide access to Patient Health Information, the Clark Center has its own set of security firewalls that are separate from the general Stanford network, called the Clark Center Protected Subnet (CCPS). In practice what this means is that unsolicited traffic cannot get into the network and all ports are blocked for unsolicited incoming traffic. In order to gain access to network resources offered by the Spormann Lab or the Clark Center, one must either

  1. Be in the Clark Center and directly connected to the network by an ethernet cable
  2. Be connected to the CCPS through a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The wireless network, even within the Clark Center, is separate from the CCPS and does not provide direct access to Clark Resources. Luckily, connections via Option (2) above are possible from anywhere on campus, and even anywhere in the world. To "get in" from outside the CCPS, one needs to establish a VPN connection to the Clark Center's VPN Server. To do this

 

The School of Medicine retired its Cisco VPN concentrator as of November 1, 2010.  The Clark Trusted VPN is no longer accessible directly using the Cisco VPN client and the Clark Center Settings.

 

How to connect to the Clark Center VPN (and other restricted networks):

 

Step 1:  Connect to the Stanford Public VPN

There are now 2 ways to connect to the public VPN.  ONLY use one method ( (a) or (b) ):

 

(a)  Connect using Juniper's SSL VPN (preferred)

    1. Go to http://sussl.stanford.edu

    2. Authenticate using your SUNetID and password

    3. Click the [Start] button to install and launch Network Connect.  (The installation of the Network Connect java applet will occur the first time you access the system.)

    4.  When the Network Connect application is launched and shows an active connection, you are on the Stanford Public VPN

 

More information can be found at https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/vpn/sslvpn

 

(b)  Connect using the Cisco VPN Client (legacy and not recommended)

    1.  Connect using the Cisco VPN client, but use the Stanford Public VPN settings instead of the Clark Trusted Settings.

 

Your Public VPN connection needs to be maintained throughout your session.

 

Step 2:  Connect to SUNAC

SUNAC will automatically activate your access to the Clark Trusted VPN based on your SUNetID.

    1.  Go to http://sunac.stanford.edu

    2.  Authenticate using your SUNetID and password

    3.  Maintain the browser window during your session.

 

To disconnect

    1.  Click [Sign Out] on the SUNAC page

    2.  Click [Sign Out] on the SUSSL page or disconnect the Cisco Client

 

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Other Considerations

 

Library Access to E-Journals

I am working on detailed instructions for off-campus library access to electronic journals.  More details on this will follow.  Two options are to use LaneConnex for Medical Journals and resources (http://lane.stanford.edu/index.html) or to use the Stanford Library proxy server (http://www-sul.stanford.edu/apcproxy/)

 

SUMCNet Access

If you need VPN access to any of the SUMCNet Networks, contact the IRT help desk via HelpSU to ensure you have the proper access.  The Clark IT team does not control VPN access to SUMCNet.

 

Questions?

Contact me or the Clark IT Team.  http://clark-it.stanford.edu/help

 

Sincerely,

Tanya Raschke

 

Further instructions about resources in the Clark Center simply refer to the process of connecting to the CCPS as "VPN into Clark", or "make sure you are connected to the Clark Network". Any such instructions refer to the process outlined on this page.

 

Also note that as an affiliated program with the SoM, we have access to the full range of articles subscribed to by the SoM and Lane Medical Library. To gain access to these journals, even from home, one only needs to "VPN into Clark" before browsing to the webpage of the desired journal.

** The School of Medicine retired its Cisco VPN concentrator as of November 1, 2010.  The Clark Trusted VPN is no longer accessible directly using the Cisco VPN client and the Clark Center Settings. Please follow the above instructions that do not rely on the Cisco VPN client.

 

 

1 March 19, 2009