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How to Access VPN

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 and login with your SSO credentials.

VPN Login Page

Once you have logged you, you can now browse to resources available on SCU's internal network by using either the provided bookmarks or by entering a URL in the address bar on the page.

VPN Home Page

If you would like a more seamless experience, then we recommend downloading and installing the Cisco AnyConnect client. Navigate to the AnyConnect page and click "Start AnyConnect."

VPN AnyConnect Launch Page

This will check to see if the Cisco AnyConnect client has been installed on your system, and then install it if not already there. If the autoinstallation does not work (likely due to ActiveX not being available), then you will be presented with a download link.

VPN AnyConnect Download Link

Download and launch this manual installer.

VPN AnyConnect Installation Step 1

Click Next through the installer and accept the End-User License Agreement.

VPN AnyConnect Installation Step 2

Click Install.

VPN AnyConnect Installation Step 3

VPN AnyConnect Installation Step 4

Once the installation completes, click Finish.

VPN AnyConnect Installation Step 5

You can now launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from your Start menu or from Spotlight on a Mac. Enter "" as the server to connect to, and then click Connect.

VPN AnyConnect Ready to Connect

Enter your SSO credentials and click OK.

VPN AnyConnect Login Prompt

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.

VPN AnyConnect Client Downloader

Assuming no updates are needed, you will see the following as it tries to connect.

VPN AnyConnect Connecting

Once the connection has been established, you will see the following confirming it.

VPN AnyConnect Connected

Now that the VPN connection has been established, you may use your browser and other applications normally to connect to campus resources.

Jan 8, 2016