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Kresge 25—Successful Transfer to the Research University

Connecting to UCSC Resources from Off Campus

Gaining access to all the on-line resources the UCSC Library has to offer—article databases, full-text articles, e-journals, e-books—requires you to log into the UCSC campus network. The recommended method to do this is via the Cisco AnyConnect VPN (virtual private network) Client.

Go to the campus Information Technology Services (ITS) VPN Client Installation page to get started. Or, follow the the illustrated step-by-step guide below for setting up the VPN Client. Once you've done so, simply enter your CruzID, Gold password, and second password (see below for details) into the VPN Client and you'll be connected!

 

1. Under 'VPN Client Installation', click on the 'Download the VPN Client' link...

VPN Client download link

 

 

2. ...which will take you to a page where you must log in with your CruzID and Gold password. Enter them and click on 'Log in'...

CruzID Gold login page

 

 

3. Click on the link for the operating system of the computer on which you're installing the VPN Client...

operating system links for VPN Client download

 

4. Save the Client's installer file to your desktop or Downloads folder so you can find it once it's finished downloading...

VPN Client installer file

 

 

 

5. Go to the location (the Downloads folder in this example) where you saved the installer file; double-click on the file name...

downloaded VPN Client installer file location

 

 

6. The installer will open; follow the installer's directions to set up the AnyConnect VPN Client...

VPN Client installer window

 

 

7. Once the VPN Client is installed, its icon will appear in your computer's dock and in its list of applications. Click on the VPN Client icon...

VPN Client icon in computer dock

 

 

8. A VPN Client pop-up box will appear...

VPN Client pop-up box

 

 

9. Type 'vpn.ucsc.edu' in the pop-up box and click on 'Connect'...

VPN address entered in Client pop-up box

 

 

10. A second pop-up box will appear; enter your CruzID username and Gold password in it. For the second password, enter 'push' or 'sms' if you have a smartphone to receive a passcode, or enter 'phone' to receive a call with a passcode. 

CruzID and Gold password pop-up box

 

 

11. You are now connected to the UCSC campus network!

successful VPN connection

 

After this initial installation, you never have to go through these steps again. The VPN Client should automatically pop up whenever you turn your computer on, so simply enter your CruzID, Gold password, and second password (as in step 14 above) and you're good to go!