Access to all Wharton HPC services requires an active Penn or Wharton VPN connection running on the computer where are accessing the service. Install and connect to either the Wharton’s VPN client software (Fortinet’s FortiClient) or the University VPN (Palo Alto’s GlobalProtect), using your PennKey & password.

Access to VPN

All Wharton faculty, PhD candidates, visiting faculty/scholars, and staff should by default have permission to access both the Wharton and the Penn VPNs. If after installation of either client on your computer you attempt to log in and get an error, please contact your Wharton Academic Distributed Representative for assistance. Include the error details.

Wharton VPN Installation & Operation (Desktop / Laptop devices)

Please see Wharton Computing’s VPN Installation and Operation page: https://technology.wharton.upenn.edu/vpn/

Installation & Operation (iOS devices)

Name Wharton VPN
Host https://cpa-vpn.wharton.upenn.edu
Port 443
User Your_Wharton_Username
Password Your_Wharton_Password
  • Select ‘Save’
  • Select ‘Done’
  • Select ‘< VPN’
  • To activate, move the ‘VPN’ slider from the left to the right (so it turns green)

University VPN Installation & Operation

Please see Penn’s VPN Getting Started Guide: https://www.isc.upenn.edu/how-to/university-vpn-getting-started-guide

Technical Assistance

For assistance, please contact your Wharton Academic Distributed Representative.