Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client (VPN) | Computing for Arts + Sciences

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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 enable VPN, you may need to install a VPN client.

UNT VPN connections will last a maximum of 24 hours before they will need to be reconnected (this is for security purposes).

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 Personal 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
  3. Download and Install AnyConnect, if needed

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

  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)
  4. Use vpn.unt.edu as the server address
  5. Click Connect, then login with EUID and UNT password
  6. Read and accept the usage terms.

Linux (Ubuntu, etc.)

  1. Start Cisco AnyConnect from Applications
  2. Type in "vpn.unt.edu"
  3. Click Connect, then login with your UNT credentials
  4. Read and accept the usage terms.

Apple macOS

VPN on macOS with Cisco AnyConnect

  1. Start Cisco AnyConnect from Applications
  2. Type in "vpn.unt.edu"
  3. Click Connect, then login with your UNT credentials
  4. Read and accept the usage terms.

VPN on macOS with Builtin VPN Client

  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.