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VPN (Virtual Private Network) is required to access your campus desktop from off campus as well as other UT services.  

Installing VPN (Application:  Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client)

  • Engineering managed computer
    • The application, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, should already be installed.
    • If you don't see it installed, open "Software Center" and choose to install it.
  • Personal computer: PC or Mac
    • Go to and enter your UT EID and Password. 
    • Authenticate with DUO
    • Select the Download button to download and install the software.
  • Mobile Device
    • Download the free Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client app
    • Please be sure to keep the apps updated.

Connecting to VPN:

  • Start the application:  Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  • Enter the following:
    • Connect to:
    • Username:  YourEID
    • Password:  YourEIDPassword
    • DUO Passcode (or "Second Password" on mobile apps)
      • push << Sends a notification to your smart phone

      • sms << Sends an text to your cell phone

      • phone << Sends a call to your phone number
      • <numeric passcode> Generated from Duo App or text
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