Virtual Private Network (VPN): How to Connect to

What is new? The campus virtual private network (VPN) has been upgraded to incorporate multi-factor authentication to better protect information.

UWRF's VPN service is not available for personally-owned devices. This service works only with university-owned devices.
Also, the initial connection to VPN must be done on campus.

If you have any trouble connecting to the VPN or are unable to reach a specific service, please contact DoTS.

Connecting to the UWRF VPN

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client application
    • If you do not currently have the app installed, visit Self-Service (MAC) or Software Center (PC) to install the application
  2. In the box to the left of Connect, if you see anything but or UWRF VPN-STAFF, highlight the existing text and type ( might not be present in the drop-down; you may need to manually type it.)
Initial Connection to Subsequent Connections to
  1. Enter your username and password as well as your Duo method. The first time you connect you will see that this box says Second Password. On subsequent connections, this box will change to Duo Method.
Initial Connection to Subsequent Connections to


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