Secure Portal Support
The Secure Portal is an alternative to VPN for secure remote connection. It is an easier and smoother method to connect to College services from home without VPN while using Windows, Mac or Linux and a variety of browsers - very accommodating. At this point only a few applications are available. For example you would still use VPN for your N drive.
Is Secure Portal the same as VPN?
Almost, there are a couple of differences.
- It is more accommodating for different operating systems, browsers and home networks
- It does not yet grant access to everything that VPN does. In Secure Portal you can not get departmental shares or your email through Outlook.
Using Secure Portal - https://secure.algonquincollege.com
- As with VPN, Secure Portal can not be accessed inside the College, only remotely.
- Retirees can not use the Secure Portal.
- Max 500 connections.
Using almost any browser and operating system (XP and IE7 are recommended), log into the secure site https://secure.algonquincollege.com. It appears similar to the Algvpn logon except the title in upper left is "Secure Portal". Use your regular network username and password.
Selecting an application (in this case OPS) displays the OPS screen for logon and use.
Notice the address bar indicates "secure1" rather than OPS. This is normal.
At this point you should also note that there is a Secure Portal navigation button floating at the top right (or left) of the screen (in red). It will fade slightly when the mouse is not over it. It will appear for any application opened through Secure Portal. There are three buttons:
||This button moves the navigation buttons to left or right side of the page
||This button takes you back to the portal home page. Note that it logs you out of any Secure Portal application you are logged into.
||This Button disconnects Secure Portal and any applications running through it.
Support information pending....
If you have any questions about this please contact ITS - Contact information is in the left margin.