Connecting to CoE via the Campus VPN

For remote access to many CADE/CoE IT services or systems, you need to use the Campus VPN (Virtual Private Network) with a registered uNID.

NOTE: If you are not associated with the College of Engineering, this is NOT FOR YOU. Also, accessing the CADE Linux or Engman Windows environments remotely does NOT require a VPN connection.

1. To register your uNID, send an e-mail to and describe your need for Campus VPN access as a ‘student’, ‘staff’ or for ‘researcher/professor’, and provide your name and UNID. We will reply letting you know it’s ready for use.

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Before reading further, go ahead and opt IN to ‘Duo Security’, the U’s two-factor authentication (2FA) service. Log in to CIS and select the Duo 2FA Management tile to turn it on, or try here:

2. While the WebVPN is available, most services/software require and we recommend you install the Cisco AnyConnect client, available from our Downloads page, OSL or via the WebVPN after sign-in.

3. After you receive a response that your UNID has been added, you must set the connection server as ‘’ and the Username format:

Use your CIS password in the ‘password’ field.

For the ‘second password’, you will also need the Duo App on your smartphone or mobile device as campus requires 2 Factor Authentication(2FA) for VPN service. In the field, type ‘push’ and you’ll receive the Duo prompt for approval (similar to the ‘Send Me A Push’ used in web apps). Alternatively, open the Duo App on your device and generate the ‘second password’ by clicking on the UofU banner/down-arrow- enter the 6-digit #.

Further information and instructions for support can be found at KnowledgeBase Article and the 2FA KnowledgeBase Article

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