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Remote Access VPN

The UGA Campus Remote Access VPN is designed to allow Faculty and Staff to access UGA campus network and computer resources securely and easily from remote locations and public networks.

Quick Setup

Prerequisites

Before connecting you should ensure that ActiveX or Java is correctly installed and working on your browser. The remote.uga.edu setup will test this during the connection process.

Instructions
  1. Open web browser.
  2. Navigate to remote.uga.edu.
  3. Enter your MyID and Password. NOT your RACF mainframe ID.
  4. Click "Login".
  5. Click "Continue" on the Welcome Screen.  This will bring you to the Web Launch page.
  6. The Web Launch page:
    1. will check your system for ActiveX or Java
    2. will install or update the client on your computer
    3. accept installation prompts as needed
  7. The connection will be made automatically at this point, though it may take several minutes.
  8. The Web Launch web page will report a successful connection.
    The Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client icon  will also be displayed in the system tray
  9. To disconnect: Right click on the Cisco Anyconnect icon then click “disconnect”
Caveats

If neither ActiveX nor Java are installed (or your configuration is incompatible with the browser installation), the Web Launch page will prompt you to download the manual Anyconnect client.

You must have administrative privileges during the first connection attempt to allow for installation of the client.

VPN on iPad and iPhone

Requires minimum iOS 4.1

Install Cisco AnyConnect App

  1. Click on the "Cisco AnyConnect" icon
  2. Click "add VPN Connection"
  3. Enter Description (e.g. "UGA VPN")
  4. Enter Server address "remote.uga.edu"
  5. Save
  6. Change "AnyConnect VPN" from OFF to ON
  7. Enter your MyID
  8. Enter your Password
  9. Click Connect
  10. You are now connected to the UGA VPN
VPN on an Android Device

Note: Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich) is recommended.

Install Cisco AnyConnect for Android.

  1. Open Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market).
  2. Perform a search for AnyConnect. The first seven results will be official applications from Cisco Systems, Inc.
    • Android 4.0 (ICS) users: select "AnyConnect ICS+".
    • Others: choose the version of the client specifically designed for your phone's manufacturer (e.g. Samsung, Motorola).
    • If you do not see an application for your phone, it may be incompatible with Cisco AnyConnect.
  3. Tap Install and Accept & download.
  4. Once the download completes and the application installs, open your App Drawer, and select AnyConnect.
  5. Tap Add New VPN Connection... under "Choose a connection..."
  6. Tap the arrow next to Server Address.
    • Enter remote.uga.edu and tap OK.
  7. Choose Done in the bottom right corner.
  8. Tap on remote.uga.edu underneath "Choose a connection..."
  9. You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter your MyID and password.
  10. A prompt will appear. Place a checkmark next to I trust this application then choose OK.
  11. After a few moments, you will have an active connection to the VPN service. It will appear in your notification bar as long as you are connected.
    • To disconnect: Pull down your notification bar at the top, tap on "VPN is activated...", and choose 'Disconnect.'

Other Installers

If you are having difficulty installing directly from the enterprise VPN, other stand alone installers and documentation are available.

Version 3.1.03103 (uploaded 3 April 2013) for SSL VPN

Other Documentation

Technical Support

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the EITS Help Desk directly at helpdesk@uga.edu.