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Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network connection that can be used to access resources, including email, network shares, etc., from outside the University network (e.g., from off campus or from Guest wireless). If you are on campus and are using a wireless connection on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you should log in to the UCDenver wireless network; that way, you will not need to use VPN

As a University student or employee, your account allows you to use the University's VPN service (according to the Security Agreement at the bottom of this page).

***If you have previously used the old Cisco VPN client, you must uninstall that client before installing Cisco AnyConnect.​***


                                              VPN Instructions                              Downloads

     Windows 7:                       AnyConnectWin7 9-14.pdf       

     Windows 8:                       AnyConnectWin8 9-14.pdf       

     Windows 10:                     Instructions forthcoming           

     Mac OS X 10.7 and later: AnyConnectMacOS 9-14.pdf             anyconnect-mac-4-1.dmg


Note: While the following operating systems are compatible with AnyConnect, the University does not support them, and features may be limited:

     Linux 64-bit:                       None at this time                               anyconnect-linux64-4-1.gz

     iOS devices:                      AnyConnectiOS 1-15.pdf                   iTunes App Store

      Android devices:               AnyConnect for Android 1-15.pdf      Google Play Store
VPN Frequently Asked Questions: VPN FAQ
AnyConnect is an SSL VPN, and is supported on the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8-8.1 (except for the RT operating system) All Windows 8 users who utilize the VPN service will need to install the AnyConnect client instead of using the built-in Windows VPN sofftware, which does not support AnyConnect.​
  • Mac OS X (10.5 and newer) All Mac users who utilize the VPN service will need to install the AnyConnect client instead of using the built-in Mac VPN sofftware, which does not support AnyConnect.
  • iPhone/iPad (via the App Store)
  • some Android devices (via Google Play - see Cisco's website for supported devices, and for possible limitations of VPN service on Android devices)
  • Red Hat 6 (64-Bit)
  • Ubuntu 9.x


The following operating systems are not supported by Cisco AnyConnect:

      Windows XP
      Windows Vista
      Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier
      Ubuntu 11 and earlier
      RHEL 5.x and earlier
      All Linux 32-bit platorms
      Chrome OS
      Windows RT
Virtual desktops are an alternative for users of these operating systems (see OIT’s Remote Computing page for more information). The built-in VPN service in Mac OS likewise does not support SSL VPN, so the AnyConnect client will need to be installed on Macs in order to use the University's VPN service.​
Note: The University does not officially support Android, Linux, or Unix operating systems; all documentation and software for these operating systems is provided as is, on a "use at your own risk" basis.
Server names:

VPN Security Agreement

Export of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus VPN Client ("Client") is subject to controls and restrictions specified by the United States Department of Commerce under the Export Administration Regulations.
The Client may not be downloaded or otherwise exported to Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria, or to any person who is on the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders or one of the Treasury Department's exclusion lists. By downloading the Client, you are agreeing to the forgoing, and you are representing and warranting that you are not located in, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.
Further, you must agree that you will not knowingly export or transfer, whether directly or indirectly, the Software or any system containing such Software to anyone outside the country of delivery without first obtaining a license or verifying that a license has been obtained from the United States Department of Commerce, and satisfying all requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Act, as required.
By downloading and/or using this software, you certify that you are eligible to receive products exported from the United States, without any restriction under either a U.S. Commerce Department Denial Order or under a U.S. Treasury Department exclusion list. You also understand that any country to which you wish to export this software may have varying requirements and that it is your sole responsibility to be sure you understand and comply with foreign laws regarding the import/export and use of this product.

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