How do I connect to the Purdue VPN?

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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  

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)."


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. 

The VPN connection software, 'AnyConnect', can be downloaded from the Community hub. The most common VPN service to use is 

For detailed instructions please see one of these articles: 

Additional Information 

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 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.

Purdue IT Request


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