UD VPN (Virtual Private Network): General Information


The University of Delaware allows you to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software to log in to UD resources usually restricted to on-campus use from off campus. VPN access is also required for access to certain UD business systems from off campus or from an unsecured wireless network. A VPN is usually not needed when accessing cloud services or other sites on the internet.

VPN software allows you to establish a secure, point-to-point connection over the Internet, in essence letting you connect to UDelNet as if you were on campus.

UD faculty, employees, and students are encouraged to use Cisco AnyConnect as their preferred VPN.

The University supports use of Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client to connect to the UD network.

  • For information about the desktop version of AnyConnect, refer to IT's download and usage articles. Pre-configured versions of AnyConnect are available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems on UDeploy.

  • For information about the mobile version of AnyConnect, refer to IT's instructions for downloading and using the mobile version . Versions are available for iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.

  • The University VPN network does not support the built-in version of VPN that comes standard with Google Chromebook. See the Downloading AnyConnect with Chromebooks and Using AnyConnect on a Chromebook articles for more information.

  • When signing in to UD resources using a VPN connection you are required to use 2FA.

  • Faculty, staff, and students who log in to Copland from off-campus are required to use a VPN connection.

  • The UDeploy server from which you download AnyConnect and some of the VPN documentation will require you to log in with your UDelNet ID and UDelNet password.

  • If you are traveling to another country or location that blocks certain kinds of network traffic, you may need to use full-tunnel VPN to access certain UD systems and resources like Gmail.

  • If you are having problems using AnyConnect VPN, try these VPN troubleshooting steps.


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A virtual private network (VPN) enables users to to allow remote users to access corporate applications and resources as if their computing devices were directly connected to the UDel network.