Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The college enables faculty, staff, students, and guests to bring personal mobile devices to campus and provides the ability to access the internet and other web based services.

Students, Faculty and Staff BYOD

The SUNY Cortland network supports the ability to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). For Internet access, you can easily self-register (only necessary one time) a personal mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc. To register:
1. Connect to Cortland-Wifi using your Cortland NetID and password.
2. Open your web browser. If your browser does not redirect to registration page, navigate to

3. Follow the instructions to complete your BYOD registration.


byod registration page

Campus-Owned Laptops

Campus-Owned laptops will connect to Cortland-Wifi automatically and are already registered. If you encounter the BYOD registration page on a campus-owned laptop, contact The Help Center (607) 753-2500.

Campus Guest BYOD

Guests visiting campus can connect personal devices to Cortland-Guest for Internet access but they must create a temporary account to login. To connect to the guest network:
1. Connect to Cortland-Guest.
2. Open your web browser.
3. Supply your temporary guest username and password or follow the instructions to create a temporary guest account. You will be directed to retrieve a password via a phone or other device. If you do not have a device to retrieve your password visit The Help Center in Memorial Library or call (607) 753-2500. Guest accounts are valid for 7 days.

If you are a guest who requires more than just Internet access on your personal device, such as the ability to login to campus classroom computers, lab computers, or MyRedDragon, go to The Help Center in Memorial Library for a temporary account.

Faculty and Staff BYOD – Elevated Access

Faculty and Staff registered BYOD can access the Internet and most public facing services on campus such as MyRedDragon or Blackboard. In order to access protected services such as your U drive or the Print Server, you will need to connect to the college VPN (even on campus) . Your BYOD must pass additional security checks (such as having an up to date anti-virus) each time you connect it to the network. If your BYOD does not pass these checks, you will only have normal BYOD access until you correct the security problems.

Minimum requirements for elevated access:

  • Windows 10 or higher
  • MAC OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Up to date antivirus/malware
  • Automatic Windows updates enabled

Faculty and Staff Remote Access – VPN

All non-campus owned systems accessing the network using VPN must pass additional security checks. If your computer does not pass these checks, you will not be able to connect it to the Cortland network using VPN until you correct the security problems.

Additional Information:

  • You can view your registered BYOD at Devices will always show as status 'Pending', this is the normal function of the system.
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