VPN for Mobile Devices - Cisco AnyConnect

Purpose

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows secure internet access to restricted University resources. VPN allows Android and iOS mobile devices to be mapped to a network or common drive while protecting sensitive or confidential information, including student academic, personal, and fiscal records.

Audience 

Faculty, Staff & Student Workers

Prerequisites for Student Workers

Supervisors will need to submit a ticket to ithelp@tamucc.edu to request VPN access for their student workers.  The student worker’s name, IslandID and reason for access are needed when submitting the request.

Important Notes

Many University resources can be accessed from any mobile device without using VPN. It should only be used to access tools with additional security requirements.

Getting Started

Android Download and Installation of Cisco AnyConnect

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Select Install.
  3. Select Open.
  4. Select OK to accept the terms in the License Agreement.
  5. Select OK to grant permission for AnyConnect to gather information.
  6. Select Deny or Allow to allow AnyConnect to make phone calls.
  7. Select Connections.
  8. Select Add New VPN Connection.
  9. Select Server Address.
  10. Enter vpn.tamucc.edu.
  11. Select OK.
  12. Select Done.

iOS Download and Installation of Cisco AnyConnect

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect app from the Apple Store.
  2. Select Open.
  3. Tap the arrow next to Connections.
  4. Select Add New VPN Connection.
  5. Select Server Address.
  6. Enter vpn.tamucc.edu.
  7. Select Done.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Select Allow forAnyConnect” to access VPN Configurations.

Accessing Cisco AnyConnect

Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect

  1. Open Cisco AnyConnect app.
  2. Select OK.
  3. Select the AnyConnect VPN OFF button.
  4. Enter your IslandID and password.
  5. In the Second Password field, type one of the following Duo options:
    1. push” for a push notification to your phone.
    2. “phone” to authenticate via a phone call.
    3. “sms” to send a new batch of SMS passcodes.
  6. Select Connect.
  7. Your identity will be verified using Duo Two-Factor Authentication.
  8. Upon Duo verification completion select Accept to accept the Terms of Use.
  9. Select OK.

Disconnecting Cisco AnyConnect

  1. Open Cisco AnyConnect app.
  2. Select the AnyConnect VPN ON button to disconnect.