Connect from Off Campus using Web VPN

Add a "View in VPN" Bookmark to Your Browser

Overview

You can add a button in your browser to view your current page in the VPN. This is very convenient if you are browsing normally and find a licensed resource that you need to view in the VPN.

Instructions

  1. Make sure you are not viewing this page in the VPN. The URL in the address bar should start with "www.lib.ucdavis.edu" not "vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu".
  2. Right click this link: View In VPN and select "Add to Favorites" or "Bookmark This Link."
  3. When you are at a site you would like to view in the VPN, select the favorite you just added. If you haven't logged in yet, you will be prompted for your Kerberos login and password.

Platform Specific Notes

Internet Explorer

When you bookmark the link, you will be prompted to pick a name and a folder. You may get an alert saying "You are adding a favorite that might not be safe." This is because the link contains JavaScript. It is safe to accept.

Firefox

When you bookmark the link, you will be prompted to pick a name and a folder.

MacOS

If you don't have a right mouse button, either hold the Control key to get the right-click menu, or drag the link to your bookmark toolbar.

Chrome

Make sure your bookmarks bar is visible, then click & drag the link to your bookmarks bar or any folder.

Safari on iPhone or iPad

Create a dummy bookmark first. Then edit and replace the name with "View in VPN", and the url with this javacript:

javascript:document.location='http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/vpn/viewinvpn.php?url='+escape(window.location)

Konqueror

Konqueror won't let you bookmark JavaScript links, but you can add the link as a Minitool.