Remote VPN Access

Using the VPN Windows Client

Connecting A VPN Session

Open your newly installed Cisco AnyConnect Client.

Type "" in the server field.

Click "Connect".

The RA VPN login screen has 3 fields: one for your UD username, one for your UD password and a third to instruct DUO how you want to authenticate. The first time you encounter the login dialog, it will look like this:

           second password

If you are enrolled in DUO 2FA:

In the “Second Password” field, enter one of the following:

  • A six-digit DUO passcode: Enter a passcode generated with your DUO Mobile app, sent to you via SMS or generated by your hardware token.
  • The word "push": This tells DUO to push a login request to the Duo Mobile app installed on your iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device.
  • The word "phone": This tells DUO to authenticate via phone callback.
  • The word "sms": This tells DUO to text you a batch of passcodes. You can then retry login using the passcode option above.

If you are NOT enrolled in DUO 2FA:

Even if you’re not enrolled in 2FA, you must enter something in the “second password” field to log into the VPN. We suggest something simple, like the character ”1”, but any character(s) will suffice.

NOTE: Subsequent RA VPN connections will display a modified login dialog, replacing the “Second Password” with more descriptive text:

            duo login

Once you are connected, you'll see the connection confirmation message below at the bottom right corner of your screen.

Using A VPN Session to Access your Office Computer from Home

From UD: Enable remote desktop on your office computer

  1. In Windows 8.x, select “Settings” from the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Select “PC info”.  In Windows 7, from the Start menu, select “Control Panel” (or “Settings”, then “Control Panel).
  2. Select the “System” settings.
  3. In Windows 8.x and 7, select the settings for remote access. Under the heading "Remote Desktop", select an option to allow connections from other computers.
  4. Use the “Select Users” settings to allow access by particular users. Typically, all administrators of the computer will have access by default.
  5. Click “OK” to save your settings. Your computer will now be able to accept incoming Remote Desktop connections.

You'll also need your computer's IP address to locate it from home. Use these directions for finding your computer's IP address.

Be sure to leave your office computer powered on if you plan to connect from home.

From Home: Establish a connection to your office computer

  1. 1. From the Start menu, select “Programs” (or “All Programs”). Select “Accessories”, and then “Remote Desktop Connection.”
  2. 2. In the space next to "Computer:", type the name or IP address for your host computer. Click “Connect”.
  3. NOTE: If you would like to adjust other connection settings (e.g. screen size, login information, availability of local hard drives/printers, keyboard/sound behavior, click “Options” before clicking “Connect”.
  4. 3. In the Log On to Windows dialog box, type the username and password you use to log in on your work computer (on shared computers, this may be the shared account login, not your Novell account). Click “OK”.
  5. 4. Now connected, you can use your remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it.
  6. 5. When you are finished, in the Remote Desktop Connection window, select “Start” and “Shut Down”.
  7. 6. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, from the drop-down menu, select “Log Off [username]”, where “username” is your username on the remote computer. Click “OK”.

Disconnecting A VPN Session

To disconnect your VPN session, click the "Disconnect" button in your AnyConnect client.




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