Accessing Travel and Expense Management (TEM) Offsite
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is required to access the Travel and Expense Management (TEM) application from an off-campus network.
As of Aug. 3, 2017, anyone trying to access TEM from an off-campus network without using VPN will receive the following message: “Sorry, this service is only available on a University network or through an authorized VPN.”
UICOMP has multiple options available to connect to the university network and access TEM:
- VDI – If using a VDI you can login from any computer with internet connection by going to appstore.peoria.uic.edu and typing in your NetID and password. In order to use a VDI, users must complete the remote access form, and liaison must submit a remote access ticket request, select EPIC PC or Thin Client under remote access type. There is an initial cost and monthly cost associated with this option.
- Remote Connection – If using a university PC but need to access from a non-university computer you may request remote access through your department liaison. Users must complete the remote access form, and liaison must submit a remote access ticket request, select desktop under remote access type. There is an initial cost and monthly cost associated with this option.
- XenApp – If using a non-university machine, such as personal or OSF, complete the remote access form and contact your department liaison to submit a remote access ticket request, select TEM(XenApp) under remote access type. There could be a cost associated with this option; it is still being evaluated.
- UIC VPN – If using a non-university machine, such as personal device you may download the UIC OpenVPN. For more information on this option contact ACCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are connected to a University of Illinois network, you will not need to use VPN to access TEM.
Why do we need to do this?
The University of Illinois System is protecting the TEM application to secure sensitive data, including personal data for University employees and financial data stored in TEM. By requiring VPN to access TEM, we continue to provide safeguards so that attackers find our data more difficult to procure.