Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client (VPN)

If you need to access resources that are only available on the UNT Network, you'll need to use Cisco VPN. To VPN, you'll first need to insall the AnyConnect client. After you've installed AnyConnect, you'll be able to find the Cisco VPN and log in. 

As always, contact us if you have any questions.

Installing AnyConnect

CAS ITS Supported Windows Computers

Cisco AnyConnect is available to be installed via SC.

Note: Laptops should automatically have AnyConnect installed.  

Other Computers

This includes Apple Computers and Personal Windows Computers.

Connecting to the campus VPN  is done in two simple steps:

  1. Login to the Campus VPN web portal
  2. Start AnyConnect

Running AnyConnect

Once you have AnyConnect installed on your computer, you can run Cisco AnyConnect from the Start Menu.  The VPN address should be pre-populated as vpn.unt.edu (or vpn#.unt.edu -- where # is a number). If you are faculty or staff, leave the group as General and Authenticate with your EUID credentials.

If you need assistance starting AnyConnect, ITSS has provided a document with details.  As always, you can contact us for assistance.

Windows 10

  1. Click your Start Menu icon (or press the Windows Key)
  2. Type: Anyconnect
  3. Click to Run Cisco AnyConnect  (or Press Enter if it's highlighted)

Windows 7

  1. Click your Start Menu icon (or press the Windows Key)
  2. Type:  AnyConnect
  3. Click to Run Cisco AnyConnect  (or Press Enter if it's highlighted)

Windows XP

  1. Click your Start Menu icon (or press the Windows Key)
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click AnyConnect

Apple Mac OS X

  1. Open Network from System Preferences
  2. Click on the plus (+) symbol in the bottom left to add a service.
    Note:  In order to do this, you must have administrator credentials.
  3. In the Service Creation window:
    Interface: VPN
    VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
    Service Name: UNT VPN
    Click Create
  4. In the Service Configuration window:
    Server Address:  vpn.unt.edu
    Account Name:  EUID
    Password:  EUID Password
  5. Click Authentication Settings.  In the Authentication Settings windows:
    Shared Secret (case sensitive): untvpnaccess
    Group Name (case sensitive):  General
    Click OK
  6. Click Connect.
    Note:  You may get prompted for authentication to the VPN connection.
    1. Account Name:  EUID
      Password:  EUID Password
      Click OK.
    2. Read UNT Terms of Service.
      Click OK if you understand and agree to the Terms of Service.
      Click Disconnect if you don't understand of disagree with the Terms of Service.
      Note:  you may contact us with any questions or concerns.

The Apple computer you're working on is now configured to connect to the UNT VPN.

Ubuntu

If you're using Ubuntu OS, you can connect to the UNT VPN using the following steps.

Open up Terminal and type in "sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc" then enter your password to install the Cisco VPN plugin

Once that installs(or tells you that its already installed), click on the networking arrows in the top left, select VPN connections, then click "configure VPN..."

In the window that opens, click "Add"

In the window that opens select "Cisco Compatible VPN"(this is what you installed in the Terminal earlier) and click "Create..."

The next window is where you'll actually configure everything for UNT - just make it match the following image but change the EUID to yours and the EUID password to your UNT password(same login you use for WebMail,Blackboard, EIS, etc). 

We're almost done now, just have to make sure the VPN knows to only tunnel UNT traffic through it(otherwise your network speed might suffer). Click on the "IPV4 Settings" tab, then click on "Routes..."

In this window, check the box that says "Use this connection only for resources on its network". 

Click Ok, click save and enter your password if prompted.

When you need to connect in, just click the Arrow Icon and click on the new connection. To disconnect, just click it again.