VPN requirement for website editors working remote

Effective June 14, a VPN connection is now required for website editors to access the campus WordPress dashboard from outside the campus networks.

As the most popular web content management system (WCMS), WordPress is a regular target for cyber threats. UMS IT has seen an uptick in attempts to login to our WordPress environment, and while these attempts are unsuccessful, the volume of these incidents has an impact on the overall performance of our website.

If you are working off campus and have not already installed the University System VPN, you may do so by following these instructions from UMS IT.

If you need assistance setting up the VPN, you can contact the IT Help Desk at:

Email: help@maine.edu
Phone: 1-800-696-4357
Live chat: itsupport.maine.edu