Connect To Brown's VPN Using A Web Browser

Eligible Brown Faculty, Staff, and Students can use Brown’s VPN software located on our software page and can review our KB article on how to install/use it. If you are looking for an alternative method to connect, you can use this browser-plugin method.

Linux users, refer to this KB article. 

Browser Support


  • Safari

  • Internet Explorer (not Edge)

Not Supported

  • Firefox

  • Pale Moon

Not Working

  • Edge

  • Chrome


Setup and Connect

  1. Visit https// 

  2. Login with your Brown username and password

    1. Two-Step will be prompted

  3. Follow the instructions to install the plugin.

Internet Explorer

After successfully authenticating, you will receive a prompt for the plugin installation.


  1. Click on Install the new browser component and continue. A new dialog box will appear towards the bottom. Click Run.

  2. A prompt will appear asking for administrator permissions. Click Continue

  3. Other security prompts may appear. Click Yes to continue with installation.

  4. You may have to restart the browser and go back to to initiate the VPN connection.



If you do not receive a prompt to install the software after signing in, then do the following:


  1. Click on the click here.

  2. Click on the Click here again to download the software.

  3. Once downloaded, open the software package to start the installation. Once started, “Continue” through it to finish the installation.

  4. Once the installation is finished, restart Safari. Go to to start your connection. There will be a one-time prompt to Trust the site to run the application.

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