Mines has a new, faster VPN system you can download today

ITS has upgraded and renamed the system used to access on-campus resources remotely. The new system, called ras.mines.edu, replaces vpn.mines.edu and can support 20 times the load of the old system (up to 2,000 concurrent users). To use the new system, download the software client Viscosity and then download and install a new user profile by accessing the website https://ras.mines.edu. Select the option to download your profile after logging in. You can then double click the new profile to install it and connect to the new system.

Full instructions are available from the Mines Help Center (just search for “Remote Access Instructions”) or you can go here for Windows OS and here for Mac OS.

A couple tips:

  • Be sure to include https:// when typing the URL of the system to download your profile.
  • To access journals and databases from the library, see the link titled “Off Campus?” at the top/right of their webpage.

As always, if you have any trouble, visit the Mines Help Center.