VPN and Remote Network

Instructions for installing and connecting to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) portal, accessing GlobalProtect offsite, and remote network access (accessing files stored on the administrative file server).

If you have any questions, contact us.

TMCC's GlobalProtect SSL Virtual Private Network (VPN) portal gives TMCC employees secure access to the TMCC network. The portal will also give campus users and consultants external access to TMCC servers. The VPN gateway is initially installed through a web browser and accessible from anywhere.

In order to have access to the VPN, follow the instructions below to install a small client (called paconnect).

Operating Systems

The VPN works with:

  • Mac OS X: version 10.9 and later
  • Windows 7 and later

To view your current operating system (Windows):

  1. Select the Start button > Settings > System > About. Open About settings.
  2. Under Device specifications > System type, see if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
  3. Under Windows specifications, check which edition and version of Windows your device is running.

To view your current operating system (Mac OS):

  1. To see which version of macOS you have installed, click the Apple menu icon at the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Select the “About This Mac” command.
  3. The name and version number of your Mac's operating system appears on the “Overview” tab in the About This Mac window.

Browser Support

The following browsers are usable with the Cloud Services Portal:

  • Linux OS
    • Mozilla Firefox: version 58.0
  • Mac OS X
    • Google Chrome: version 63
    • Mozilla Firefox: version 58.0
    • Safari: version 11
  • Microsoft Windows OS
    • Google Chrome: version 63
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Mozilla Firefox: 57.0

Unsupported Browsers

The following browser versions/configurations do not work with the Cloud Services Portal:

  • Apple Safari: version 10 and lower, when using privacy mode