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Virtual Private Network

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a connection that can be used to access resources within the university campus network from outside (i.e., from off campus or from Guest wireless). It is available to campus users who have a business need for such access. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently transitioning from our previous VPN service (Cisco VPN) to our new VPN service, AnyConnect.

The new VPN software is Cisco AnyConnect and the icon for AnyConnect software looks like this: icon1.png

 OIT has two access links that you can use:
  • AMC Anywhere
  • Auraria Anywhere

You can use either one from any location. In the event that you get an error or are unable to establish a connection on one, you can try the other.

The old VPN (“Cisco VPN”) will be retired at the end of 2014. The icon for Cisco VPN software looks like this: icon2.jpg

AnyConnect is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, 8
  • Mac OS X (10.5 - 10.9)
  • Red Hat 6 (64-Bit)
  • Ubuntu 9.x
  • Android devices
  • iPhone/iPad (via the App Store)

Note: At this time, Google does not support AnyConnect on Chrome OS and Microsoft does not support AnyConnect on Windows RT (Surface tablets). An alternative for Chromebook or Windows RT users is to use a virtual desktop (see OIT’s Remote Computing page for more information).

Documentation & Registration:

For VPN registration, please go this website:

Cisco AnyConnect for Windows 7-8 : Cisco AnyConnect for Windows 7-8.docxCisco AnyConnect for Windows 7-8.docx

Cisco AnyConnect for Mac OS X: Cisco AnyConnect for Mac OS X.DOCXCisco AnyConnect for Mac OS X.DOCX

VPN Frequently Asked Questions: VPNFAQ.docxVPNFAQ.docx

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