How do I connect to the Purdue VPN?

Overview

A virtual private network, or VPN, is used to allow authorized computers access to a central server remotely. Purdue students, staff, and faculty may use a VPN for several reasons: accessing course materials you might not otherwise be able to access from home, mapping the Home Directory Drive, and other networking purposes. For more detailed explanation of the Purdue VPN, please visit http://www.it.purdue.edu/connections/vpn/.  

Purdue Northwest: For information on connecting to the Purdue Northwest VPN, see "How to connect to the Purdue Northwest VPN (virtual private network)."

Purdue Fort Wane: For information on connecting to the Purdue Fort Wayne VPN, see "How to connect to the Purdue Fort Wayne VPN (virtual private network)."

Instructions

Connecting to the VPN 

NOTE: You must be the administrator of your machine to install software. 

NOTE:  Purdue two-factor login is required when authenticating to Purdue's VPN services. 

  1. First you must download and install the Cisco Secure Client (formerly AnyConnect)

    • Visit webvpn.purdue.edu  

    • Sign in using your Purdue Career Account alias for your username 

    • For your password, enter either:  

      • password and approve the notification on the Duo Mobile app. 

      • Password,###### with the numbers after the comma being the 6-digit code from your Duo Mobile App 

    • Select 'Download' and open the downloaded launch package. 

    • Proceed with the installation by accepting the license agreement and approving the installation. 

    •  Click 'Finish' to complete the installation of the necessary VPN add-ons. 

    • Download and Install 

  2. Once installed, launch Cisco Secure Client. 

  3. Enter the address 'webvpn.purdue.edu' and then click the 'Connect' button. 

  1. Enter your Purdue Career Account username

  2. For your password, enter either:  

    1. password and approve the notification on the Duo Mobile app. 

    2. Password,###### with the numbers after the comma being the 6-digit code from your Duo Mobile App

  3. Your device should now be connected.  



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Library Resources 

Unfortunately, due to our campus license agreements and the VPN IP address pool, you will not be able to access the library electronic resources when connecting through the campus VPN. Please use the methods outlined in https://www.lib.purdue.edu/help/access#vpn to access electronic resources off-campus. 

NOTE: You may have to disconnect your VPN if you are experiencing difficulties accessing electronic resources when off campus.

Please contact the Libraries eResources support team if you have further questions. 

If you are unable to connect to the Purdue VPN with the 'AnyConnect' client please contact the Purdue IT Customer Service center at (765) 494-4000 or click the "Purdue IT Request" button.  We can help you with a few additional ways to connect to the VPN. 

 

Still need help?  Click the 'Purdue IT Request' button to start a ticket.

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Created
Fri 6/30/23 11:13 AM
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