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Use RU-VPN2 when accessing Ryerson's online administrative systems such as RUFIS or CFAPS from off campus or through a wireless connection. To use RU-VPN2 you need to download and install RU-VPN2 on your computer and obtain an RU-VPN2 login ID and password from the CCS Helpdesk.

RU-VPN2 uses a digital “certificate” that is installed on your computer and is accessed using an RU-VPN2 login ID and password. RU-VPN2 provides a secure connection and protects your data transmissions against "sniffing" (or digital eavesdropping) by creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which is a “secure tunnel” through which all communication between the user's PC and Ryerson pass. All data transmissions are “encrypted” so that they cannot be read while travelling across the Internet.

Employees can request an RU-VPN2 ID by visiting go to Self Service > Personal Account > Security to request or manage your VPN access, then download and install the software from the Software Download section.

RU-VPN2 Overseas Profile

This profile will enable users of RU-VPN2 to access all internet services like Google from overseas countries, where such access may be blocked, through Ryerson's secure private network. Users need to login to RU-VPN2 and connect to the overseas profile.

How to Apply

Log in to my.ryerson portal.

Go to Self Service > Personal Account.

Go to Security Manage My VPN Access

Click on the link Request Ovearseas VPN access.
Note: Users who have not set up their RU-VPN2 will need to do so by getting RU-VPN2 first. This service is only available for RU-VPN2.

Once your request is approved, your profile will automatically start on the Start date listed in your request and will be disabled on the End date.

Apply for Extension or Renewal

A user can apply for an extension or a renewal (if the profile has expired recently) within 2 weeks before and after the end date of an existing profile. Users can extend the profile for up to another 30 days (1 month) from the day of the extension. This extension will happen immediately without approval, however a notification will be sent to the approver.

Users can request for an extension through Self Service module (my.ryerson) or by contacting Help Desk. For longer than 6 months extensions, a new request needs to be made.


A user's RU-VPN2 Overseas profile will expire after its expiry date. In addition, at any given time, Help Desk should be able to terminate an active profile right away.