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VPN - Setup and Use Walkthrough
VPN (Virtual Private Network) access is available to all staff and faculty at Santa Clara University. When using VPN from off campus you will be able to access resources that are only available while connected to the SCU network. To access VPN, go to vpn.scu.edu and login with your SSO credentials.
Once you have logged you, please download and launch the AnyConnect client installer for your machine. You can expand step-by-step instructions by clicking on the "+ Instructions" button in the bottom-right hand corner of the page.
Please note that Step 9 in the Cisco instructions uses "test.cisco.com" as the site for VPN services; you will need to use "vpn.scu.edu" to connect to SCU VPN services.
You can also follow these proceeding steps which reflect the steps presented by the "+ Instructions" button on the AnyConnect download page.
Please proceed to launch and install the AnyConnect software on your machine.
Click Next through the installer and accept the End-User License Agreement.
Once the installation completes, click Finish.
You can now launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from your Start menu or from Spotlight on a Mac. Enter "vpn.scu.edu" as the server to connect to, and then click Connect.
Enter your SSO credentials and click OK.
You may occasionally see the following dialog appear. This utility is checking for the latest version of the client and applying any updates if needed.
Assuming no updates are needed, you will see the following as it tries to connect.
Once the connection has been established, you will see the following confirming it.
Now that the VPN connection has been established, you may use your browser and other applications normally to connect to campus resources.