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Beginning October 1: DUO for VPN

To protect against phishing and other exploits of stolen passwords, Information Services is implementing Duo Security two-factor authentication for faculty, staff, and student use of our campus VPN.  Currently, individuals use only their NetID and password to connect to the VPN. Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens security by requiring two factors to verify your identity, such as something you know (NetID/password) plus something you have (mobile device/app). 

Learn more and enroll your device with DUO

  1. Navigate to the App Store and download AnyConnect. Tap the Free button for Cisco AnyConnect.
    • Note: AnyConnect on iOS Devices requires iOS 7.  

    download vpn

  2. Tap Install, and then tap Open once the app is installed. You may need to enter your AppleID and password to complete the install. 

    tap install

    tap open

  3. After opening Cisco AnyConnect, tap OK to enable the software. 

    tap OK

  4. To begin configuring the VPN, tap Add VPN Connection. 

    add new connection

  5. Setup the VPN Connection as shown below. List a description that you prefer for the connection and enter the server address as cipher.richmond.edu/duo. Tap Save when finished. 
  6. Once the Richmond VPN is setup, toggle the AnyConnect VPN switch to ON to activate the VPN. 

    toggle on

  7. Once the VPN is configured, you should be able to connect to it using Duo for VPN.
  8. Once connected, the VPN icon will appear at the top of your screen in the status bar.

    vpn status bar

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