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How to Access VPN

Coming soon!

The process to connect to the VPN will change soon, to add another layer of security called "2-factor authentication." More information is available on SCU's 2FA page. No action is needed at this time, but stay tuned for updates about changes to the VPN login process.


VPN Quick Start

  • Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software.
  • Install the VPN software.
  • Launch the VPN.
    • Type into the “Connect” box.
    • Use your SCU username and password.


Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software

To download and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software, start here:

  • Enter your SCU username and password, then click “Login.”
  • For detailed, step-by-step instructions, click on the “Instructions” button on the bottom right.
  • To install the software, click on the “Download” button and follow the prompts.

Important note: You will need administrative access to complete the installation on your computer. If you do not have administrative access, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (408) 554-5700.  Please provide your computer name or asset tag number when you call.


Launch the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software

  • Type into the “Connect” box.
  • Use your SCU username and password.

Each time you connect to the VPN, the client software will automatically receive any needed software updates. It may take a moment or two for these updates to be processed.

Once you’re connected, you’ll see the message “Connected to” as shown below:

VPN AnyConnect Connected


Click on the “Disconnect” button when you are done using the VPN.

May 5, 2019