VPN Installation for Apple iPad or iPhone

  1. Go to the iTunes App Store.
  2. Download and install: AnyConnect Security Mobility Client.

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  3. Find the newly installed AnyConnect application.
  4. To open it, tap on the AnyConnect icon.

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  5. The first time you start AnyConnect, you’ll get this message: “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client extends the VPN capabilities of your device.  Do you want to enable this software?
  6. Select OK.

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  7. Select Add VPN Connection. 

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  8. Enter the following VPN settings:
    1. Description: NCSU (or whatever name you choose)
    2. Server Address: vpn.ncsu.edu
    3. Leave the rest at the default settings.
    4. Select Save.

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  9. To start the VPN service while the application is loaded: move the AnyConnect VPN slider to On.

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  10. When prompted, select your Group from the drop-down menu, :
    1-Faculty-and-Staff: group for all employees.
    2-Student:  group for all students.
    3-Student-Health-Center: specialized group for Student Health Center.
    4-Vendor: specialized group for vendor access.
    5-OIT-Staff: specialized group for OIT staff.
    6-Faculty-and-Staff-FT: group for all employees with all connections in a full tunnel.
    7-Student-FT: group for all students with all connections in a full tunnel.
  11. Then enter your Unity ID,  password, and in the Second Password Field type either push, sms, or a passcode to authenticate.
  12. Tap the Connect link.
  13. The Duo software will then either prompt for confirmation or send a passcode. To learn more about authentication with Duo see https://oit.ncsu.edu/it-security/2fa/.

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    You are now connected to NC State’s VPN service. This is indicated by the VPN icon in the upper right-hand corner.

  14. To Disconnect:
    1. Load the AnyConnect application again.
    2. At the top of the screen, move the AnyConnect VPN slider to Off.

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