Connect to VPN: Step 1

Open the Cisco AnyConnect application on your computer.

  • In the Start menu, click All Programs > Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to launch the application.

Step 2

Type in then click Connect.

Step 3

Enter your NetID and password. In the Duo Method box, enter one of the following commands to indicate how you would like to authenticate with Duo two-factor authentication:

  • push – Receive a push notification in the Duo Mobile app on your smart phone or tablet.
  • sms – Receive an authentication passcode via text message on your mobile phone. Once you have received the text message, re-enter your NetID and password on the VPN login screen, then enter the passcode in the Second Password field.
  • phone – Receive a phone call—you must press a key to verify you received the call.
  • alternate device – Add a number to the end of the command you enter in the Duo Method field (e.g. push2, phone3)

Step 4

Click OK, then authenticate through Duo on your device.

When you are connected, you will see the VPN icon (a gray circle and a gold lock) in your system tray.

vpn icon screenshot

Disconnect from VPN

Click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client icon in your system tray.

vpn icon screenshot


Click Disconnect.