Access Information

Princeton's network is backed by best-in-class security. Whether as its owner or as a user, you play a role in keeping our information secure by taking steps to access it safely. The resources in this section will help you understand your network options both on and off campus.

Access Rules by Classification Type

Devices used to access information classified as Restricted, Confidential, or Unrestricted within Princeton must be password-protected. Devices storing Restricted information must also be encrypted.

Network Connection Options

On campus, we recommend that you use the wired network, which offers the highest level of security. You must connect to the network securely when sharing, storing, or accessing Restricted or Confidential information.

NETWORK / SECURITY APPROVED CLASSIFICATIONS USES
Wired network (Secured) Restricted, Confidential, Unrestricted within Princeton, Public

On-campus access to the network in your office or dorm.

Eduroam (Secured) Restricted, Confidential, Unrestricted within Princeton, Public

Instant access to the Princeton wireless network at participating institutions and on campus.

PUwireless (Unsecured) Unrestricted within Princeton, Public

Wireless access to the Princeton network in non-eduroam-enabled areas.

PUvisitor (Unsecured) Unrestricted within Princeton, Public

Temporary, unsecured access to the wireless network for visitors.

Need to access the network? Find out how to access the University's wireless network, or connect remotely to safely share and access files on the Princeton network using Secure Remote Access.

Accessing Information: Your Responsibilities

1 Only access information when you have a legitimate business need.
2 Safeguard against unauthorized access.

We encourage you to review the complete Information Security Policy and learn more about your responsibilities.

Have questions? Contact the Help Desk for assistance.