Connect to GSU VPN

Use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to the university network from off-campus and access resources only available from within the network. Additionally, many online systems do not require the VPN such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, iCollege, and Office 365 Email.

VPN Supported by University IT

The Georgia State University IT department manages and supports all networking throughout the university. Support and guides can be found for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, as well as more information on the technology at the GSU Technology - Virtual Private Network web site.

If you require additional assistance, you can reach GSU Technology Services using the information below.

  1. Make sure your off-campus computer is connected to the internet

  2. Start the Cisco VPN client by going to StartCisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client or typing anyconnect into the Start Menu

  3. In the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client window…

    1. Type secureaccess.gsu.edu in the field
    2. Click Connect

      Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  4. The client will attempt to connect and ask for your credentials

    1. Under Username, type your GSU Username
    2. Under Password, type your GSU Password
    3. Under DUO authentication method, type push (all lowercase)
    4. Click Login

      Cisco AnyConnect VPN Login

  5. The window will wait until you successfully authorize using your DUO authenticator.

  6. You are now connected

VPN Supported by University IT

The Georgia State University IT department manages and supports all networking throughout the university. Support and guides can be found for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, as well as more information on the technology at the GSU Technology - Virtual Private Network web site.

If you require additional assistance, you can reach GSU Technology Services using the information below.

Unsupported VPN Configuration

University IT only supports connecting the the GSU network using the official Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. All other software and operating systems - including Linux and OpenConnect - are unsupported. The instructions provided are on an informational basis only. No support will be given with regards to Linux and VPN connectivity.

  1. Start the Terminal application by going to Applications → Terminal or typing terminal into the app search

    Terminal in Launcher

  2. A dark window with a command prompt will appear

  3. Type in sudo apt install network-manager-openconnect-gnome, then press ENTER

  4. Confirm installation of OpenConnect by typing Y, then Press ENTER

  5. Once OpenConnect is installed, go to SettingsNetwork and on the right side under VPN, click the Plus Sign

    Network Settings

  6. Select Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN

    Create VPN Network

  7. In the Add VPN window…
    1. Under Name, type GSU
    2. Under VPN Protocol, select Cisco AnyConnect
    3. Under Gateway, type secureaccess.gsu.edu
    4. Click Add

      Configure VPN

  8. Turn on the VPN

    Enable VPN

  9. In the Connect to VPN window…
    1. Under Username, type your GSU Username
    2. Under Password, type your GSU Password
    3. Click Login

      Login to VPN

  10. You are now connected! To disconnect, turn off the VPN.

The Georgia State University IT department manages and supports all networking – wired and wireless – throughout the campus. Additional support and guides can be found for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, as well as more information on the technology at the GSU Technology Services web site.

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