How do I connect to the VPN with an iPhone/ iPod Touch/ iPad?


Instructions for connecting to Purdue VPN with an Apple Device..



Instructions for connecting to Purdue VPN with an Apple Device. 


  1. Search for Cisco Secure Client in the app store and install it:

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  1. Note that the name changes when then app is downloaded onto the phone:

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  1. When in the app, press on the Connections option shown on the screen:

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  1. Then press on “Add VPN Connection...”

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  1. You will then type in “” in the description and server address of the pop-up menu.

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  1. Next, go back to the home page and toggle “AnyConnect VPN.”

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  1. Type in your Purdue career account and <yourcareerpassword.

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Fri 6/30/23 3:04 PM
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