This information is intended to inform users as to the appropriate and proper methods to install and connect to the OpenVPN server, mole.champlain.edu, at Champlain College. Most questions about this document should be directed to your instructor. If necessary the Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) can be contacted for technical assistance.
Mole and the OpenVPN software it hosts is to be used for gaining access to digital forensic software licensing. It provides a connection back to the campus, directly to the licensing server cringle.champlain.edu. It doesn’t provide any other access.
- Navigate to https://mole.champlain.edu and log in with your Champlain credentials.
If you’ve not installed OpenVPN Connect you’ll be prompted, click the link. This will prompt a download of this file: openvpn-connect-x.x.x.x.msi.
Install the application.
You should have the openvpn icon in your task bar now and be able to click on it to get the connect menu. From there you can choose mole.champlain.edu -> Connect.
If you don’t see the task bar icon you can find the openvpn icon in your start menu. Both methods should result in the connect window where you can log in.
When you log in you’ll be prompted to allow the connection. Select yes.
The browser can be closed and the application will continue to run in the system tray. To disconnect open the system tray and right click on the OpenVPN icon. Click “Discconnect mole.champlain.edu”