Change coming to Network File System connections to PASS

June 29, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Starting July 11, users who connect to their Penn State Access Account Storage Space (PASS) through the Network File System (NFS) gateway while off campus will need to install and use the VPN "AnyConnect" client application prior to using NFS. This change is an added security measure for those accessing resources on the PASS via NFS from outside the Penn State campus.

The VPN AnyConnect client is available at under "Connecting to Penn State." Instructions for installing VPN AnyConnect are available at

For questions, contact the IT Service Desk at

Last Updated June 29, 2017