VPN - Setup and Connect using the AnyConnect App for Windows

Last Updated: 07/11/2019
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Overview

The documentation below shows the process of setting up the AnyConnect application to connect to CU Boulder's VPN service for Windows users.

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Download and install Cisco AnyConnect for Windows .

*Note: If you are currently using AnyConnect for another VPN, you do not need to reinstall the application. You only need to add the new profile, as shown in the remaining steps.

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Open the Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client application.

*Note: If opening from Program Files, double-click vpnui, located in the Cisco -> Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client folder, to launch the application.

Step

Type vpn.colorado.edu into the VPN: textfield, then click Connect.

*Note: Advanced users and system administrators should enter vpn.colorado.edu/limited in this field. Custom VPNs in the format of vpn.colorado.edu with /thecustomaddress appended should also be entered in this field, if applicable.

Step

When prompted to login, enter your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password, then click OK.

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You will now be connected to the CU Boulder VPN service. All your internet activity will be routed securely through the VPN.

*Note: For future connections, use steps 2 - 5. The vpn.colorado.edu connection can now be selected from the the drop-down menu in step 3.

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Disconnect

To disconnect, reopen the client by clicking on the AnyConnect icon from the bottom right task bar.

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Click the Disconnect button to end your session.