Cisco Anyconnect Umn

Need to start (run) the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client each time you restart your computer to connect/reconnect to the UMN Network via the VPN. The Client connection/reconnection instructions are also included in the Overview, Downloads & Guides link (see above). Map your computer to a UMN shared network drive (for access to class. Cisco AnyConnect is the University's network regardless Downloads and Guides: Install ) is a service Follow the steps Connections', select the appropriate can be found here: - email protected Add UMN device. Establish a VPN Downloads and Guides: Connect entry ' UMN - AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is desktop software that secures traffic between your computer and restricted campus services. With the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client software running in the background, network traffic is automatically routed and encrypted using Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) over SSL or Transport Layer Security (TLS).

The University has recently changed its guidelines for using the U of MN Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN is a service that makes it seem as though you are inside the University network when you cannot be. VPN ensures your access to some restricted resources such as your network H: (home) and S: (share) drives, access to UMN Library resources, or free stock content (images, audio and video clips).
VPN should only be used when resources cannot be accessed by other means. A VPN connection is not needed for:
  • umn.edu web pages
  • MyU
  • Gmail or GSuite
  • Office 365
  • Canvas
Please review the VPN requirements for UMN applications to determine if an application requires a Virtual Private Network connection.

Using the U of MN VPN software

Extension laptops and computers managed by the University have the University supported VPN software already installed. For mobile devices and other computers, you can download and install the University VPN software.

Check out this training video that Amy Baker recorded about the University VPN.
Step-by-step instructions for Windows 10:https://it.umn.edu/downloads-guides-connect-anyconnect-vpn-3
Split-tunnel access is the default and preferred VPN for the University of Minnesota unless an app requires 'Full-Tunnel'. The University's Full-Tunnel VPN has a limited capacity for concurrent users. Split-Tunnel has a much higher threshold and should be used unless Full-Tunnel is absolutely necessary.
Please note:
  • The maximum connection time for a single VPN session is 12 hours.
  • Idle timeout is 15 minutes. Idle timeout occurs when network traffic between your computer and the VPN system stops for at least 15 minutes. This situation typically occurs when a computer goes to sleep or is powered down.

Tips for using AnyConnect

Where did the client go?

The AnyConnect Client window may close once the connection is established. Select the up-arrow in the lower-right hand corner of the taskbar ( ) to find AnyConnect
  • Hover your mouse over the Cisco AnyConnect logo to see a “tooltip” showing the status of the VPN connection
  • If you can’t find the icon, hovering over different icons will tell you the name of the program each icon

View general connectivity information

Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client by clicking the logo in the taskbar on the bottom right.
  • Click the Settings Icon.
  • Select the Statistics tab.

Disconnect from VPN

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client by clicking the logo in the taskbar on the bottom right.
  2. Click Disconnect.

Technology Help

If you need assistance with downloading, installation or using VPN, contact the University Technology Help Desk.
The University has recently changed its guidelines for using the U of MN Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN is a service that makes it seem as though you are inside the University network when you cannot be. VPN ensures your access to some restricted resources such as your network H: (home) and S: (share) drives, access to UMN Library resources, or free stock content (images, audio and video clips).
VPN should only be used when resources cannot be accessed by other means. A VPN connection is not needed for:
  • umn.edu web pages
  • MyU
  • Gmail or GSuite
  • Office 365
  • Canvas
Please review the VPN requirements for UMN applications to determine if an application requires a Virtual Private Network connection.

Using the U of MN VPN software

Extension laptops and computers managed by the University have the University supported VPN software already installed. For mobile devices and other computers, you can download and install the University VPN software.

Check out this training video that Amy Baker recorded about the University VPN.Cisco Anyconnect Umn
Step-by-step instructions for Windows 10:https://it.umn.edu/downloads-guides-connect-anyconnect-vpn-3
Split-tunnel access is the default and preferred VPN for the University of Minnesota unless an app requires 'Full-Tunnel'. The University's Full-Tunnel VPN has a limited capacity for concurrent users. Split-Tunnel has a much higher threshold and should be used unless Full-Tunnel is absolutely necessary.
Please note:
  • The maximum connection time for a single VPN session is 12 hours.
  • Idle timeout is 15 minutes. Idle timeout occurs when network traffic between your computer and the VPN system stops for at least 15 minutes. This situation typically occurs when a computer goes to sleep or is powered down.

Tips for using AnyConnect

Where did the client go?

The AnyConnect Client window may close once the connection is established. Select the up-arrow in the lower-right hand corner of the taskbar ( ) to find AnyConnect
  • Hover your mouse over the Cisco AnyConnect logo to see a “tooltip” showing the status of the VPN connection
  • If you can’t find the icon, hovering over different icons will tell you the name of the program each icon

View general connectivity information

Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client by clicking the logo in the taskbar on the bottom right.
Cisco Anyconnect Umn
  • Click the Settings Icon.
  • Select the Statistics tab.

Disconnect from VPN

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client by clicking the logo in the taskbar on the bottom right.
  2. Click Disconnect.

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Technology Help

If you need assistance with downloading, installation or using VPN, contact the University Technology Help Desk.

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