VPN: Connect to a Departmental Pool

The College of Science & Engineering (CSE) and some departments within CSE have separate Virtual Private Network (VPN) Departmental Pools for access to more restrictive or sensitive resources.

Available Departmental Pools

  • College of Science & Engineering
    • Department Pool: AnyConnect-CSE Full Tunnel
    • Current CSE students, staff, and instructors should use this pool when a full tunnel VPN connection is required.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (EE)
    • Department Pool: AnyConnect-CSE01-VP003

Connecting to a Departmental Pool

  1. Download and Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client if it is not installed already.
  2. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  3. Select UMN - Department Pools in the VPN dropdown menu. A departmental pool selection box will appear.
    • Note: Shortcuts to specific departmental pools will appear in the VPN dropdown menu after the first time you connect to the pool.
      Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. UMN - Department Pool is selected from the VPN dropdown menu.
  4. Choose the appropriate departmental pool in the Group dropdown menu.
    AnyConnect departmental pool selection. AnyConnect-CSE Full Tunnel is selected in the Group dropdown menu. Username and Password boxes are empty.
  5. Enter your InternetID and password.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Authenticate with Duo when prompted.