Using AnyConnect VPN client software on a Computer

  • As of June 15, 2016
    • when signing in to UD resources using a VPN connection you are required to use 2FA.
    • faculty, staff, and students who log in to Copland or Strauss from off-campus are required to use a VPN connection.

  1. To connect to a secured UD resource, open AnyConnect as you would any other application on your computer or device.
  2. The Windows, Macintosh, and Linux versions available from UDeploy are already configured with the University's VPN server address.
    AnyConnect from UDeploy is preconfigured to connect to
  3. Click Connect.
  4. On the login dialog box, use the Group menu to select the UDEL-VPN-OATH group. Select the UDEL-VPN-OATH group.

  5. Log in using your UDelNet ID, UDelNet password, and 2FA code. (Use the 2FA code as the Second Password).
    Google Authenticator is the recommended method of acquing a 2FA code for use with the AnyConnect VPN client.

    Log in to the UDEL-VPN-OATH group.

  6. If there is an updated version of the AnyConnect client software, it will automatically download to your computer after you log in. During the download, you'll see a dialog box like this one, keeping you apprised of the download progress:
    Auto Update.

  7. AnyConnect will automatically connect you to the UD VPN server.
    • While you are running the Cisco AnyConnect client software, all network connections to UD proceed through a secure "tunnel," giving you secure access to UD resources from off campus or from unsecured wireless networks. Your other network activities (e.g., using a web browser to view a non-UD website) are unaffected.
    • The AnyConnect client should allow you to retain your VPN connection during brief outages (e.g., your tablet going to sleep, or moving your laptop from office to office).

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