Cisco AnyConnect


Cisco AnyConnect is an application used to access the UA Virtual Private Network (VPN).

VPN is required for accessing critical applications on campus because it creates a secure pathway back to the UA campus network. Duo two-factor authentication is required to access the VPN. When you connect to the campus VPN, you will be prompted for your username, password and second password. In the second password field, you can enter the word “push” to receive a push notification to your smartphone, you can enter “phone” to receive a phone call, or you can enter a passcode. Additional instructions for using Duo with VPN is available above under each operating system.

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No cost for eligible users.


Faculty Staff

Download Cisco AnyConnect, then use the instructions for your device type below for a step-by-step guide.

Download Cisco AnyConnect

Instructions for Accessing the VPN

Eligibility and Cost

There is no cost for UA faculty or staff.

Licensing Information

Students who are not enrolled in a non-VPN enabled course but need VPN access must have a faculty member or department head submit the VPN request form on the student’s behalf.  Students in UA-funded research positions are automatically assigned VPN access. Student access to VPN is assigned on a semester basis. Access terms:  Jan. 4-May 30, May 31-Aug. 14, Aug. 15-Jan. 3.

Access to the VPN is provided to all faculty and staff automatically. Most users will connect to the Campus VPN; however, check with your IT support team, or the IT Service Desk to determine the appropriate network.

Software Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices.