Remote Access Options

Off-campus/remote access is now available for electronic databases via OpenAthens and Virtual Private Network.


What is OpenAthens?

OpenAthens is an access management platform that allows libraries to enable and monitor access to subscribed online content. With OpenAthens, access and authentication are managed simply, securely, and effectively while providing insight and data that supports the information needs of the UP Manila community.

With a single sign-on (SSO), you can access most of the library’s electronic resources with just one login. Making access to library resources easier and more reliable with improved security.

OpenAthens is an authentication service. It allows you to use your UP Mail  ( to access subscribed library resources both on and off campus.



What is VPN? Why use it?

VPN means Virtual Private Network. It is a connection method that creates a secure "tunnel" across the Internet between you and your office, a VPN provider, or your home.

When you connect to your office or home (considered a private network) via VPN, it is as if you're actually located in it. Thus, the term "virtual".

VPN is also used by people very conscious about their online security, particularly when they are using a public computer or are connected to a non-secure wireless network.

VPN is particularly essential to UPM Manila for the following reasons:

  1. Some websites or web-based information systems local to UP Manila are only accessible from within UP Manila via its private network.
  2. Online publications (used by faculty members and students) recognize only computers connected to the Internet from within UP Manila via its private network.

The IMS administers the VPN service. Any queries about the VPN service must be sent to the IMS Network Team via the email address


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