Virtual Private Network for Digital Library Access:

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore campus employees may connect to the CIIT Lahore Local Area Network (LAN) from home and other remote locations using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get the access to digital library service at home.

Initially this service is for COMSATS faculty and staff only.

VPN Account Registration Procedure:

All the interested users will have to:
  • Apply for this service by filling “Request Form for Accessing Digital Library from Home”
  • Get its approval from respective HODs/ Incharges and submit it in Network Support Room Block C.
  • After confirmation the service will be enabled by the Network Operation Centre and a confirmation email will be sent to the user.
  • The registered users will be able to login to the VPN service by using their LAN username and password (Active Directory Account).
  • Download Request Form. (Print in Landscape)
VPN Support:
  • Download step by step guide for establishing VPN Connection with CIIT Lahore
  • User may get support from Network Support Room Block C from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (Monday - Friday).
  • Also user may get phone support at +92 42 111001007 EXT 804. from 8:30 AM To 9:00 PM (Monday - Friday).
  • User may contact Mr. Faisal Shahzad , at his cell no + 923336136754 as a 24/7 available support person of VPN.

Policy for VPN Users:


The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for Remote Access IPSec or PPTP Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to the COMSATS campus network.


This policy applies to all those CIIT Lahore employees who are utilizing VPNs to access the CIIT Lahore network. The VPN user will also be subject to the conditions and performance constraints of their chosen ISP.


  1. The service is available only for those CIIT Lahore employees and research students who have been registered through proper procedure.
  2. It is also the responsibility of users with VPN privileges (VPN Users) to ensure that unauthorized users are not allowed access to COMSATS Lahore internal networks.
  3. VPN users are responsible for their password security. Sharing credentials is illegal.  The password should be alpha-numeric and not less than eight (8) characters.
  4. VPN users will be automatically disconnected from VPN after sixty minutes of inactivity. The user must logon again to reconnect to the network. Artificial network processes are not to be used to keep the connection open.
  5. The users should ensure that his/her system is healthy, updated and secure before connecting VPN. If the system is found having viruses, worms, spammers, or any network scanner; the infected system will be disconnected from the COMSATS VPN.
  6. The objective of this service is to provide digital library access to the researcher of COMSATS Lahore campus. Any kind of misuse, redirection, use of network discovery tools and penetration testing is not permitted to use while connected with CIIT Lahore network.
  7. CIIT Lahore reserves the right to audit all VPN client systems, and all communication between VPN Users systems and the CIIT Lahore network, for compliance with all applicable Information Technology Services security requirements.
  8. VPN Users connecting to the VPN server using a broadband connection, such as cable or DSL, must install and enable a software firewall on their machines.
  9. Download VPN Usage Policy


Any User found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action.