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IOS VPN SETUP

This page describes how to install and configure Cisco AnyConnect on iOS clients. Cisco allows you to securely sign into your VPN connection. Before installing Cisco, make sure you have completed the VPN request process and have approval for VPN access.

If you have any questions or need technical support, please contact SalukiTech by email at salukitech@siu.edu or over the phone at 618/453-5155.

VPN Instructions and Request Form

Setup and Sign-in Instructions

Step 1: Open the App Store application on your iOS device.

Step 2: Click the "Search" option and type "anyconnect".

Step 3: Click "anyconnect" in the search suggestions menu.

Step 4: Click the "+Get" option in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

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Step 5: Click the "Install" option in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 6: Sign in to your Apple account, if prompted, to download the AnyConnect application.

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Step 7: Once the AnyConnect application has downloaded, open it by clicking the icon.

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Step 8: You are presented with a message asking whether you would like to enable the VPN software. Click the "OK" option.

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Step 9: You are now at the AnyConnect initial screen. Click the "Connections" option.

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Step 10: Click the "Add VPN Connection..." option.

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Step 11 (Optional): Enter a description for the new VPN connection in the Description field.

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Step 12: Enter "private.siu.edu" into the Server Address field.

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Step 13: Click the "Save" option in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 14: Click the back arrow to return to the initial AnyConnect screen.

Step 15: Turn the switch next to AnyConnect VPN to "ON".

Step 16: You will be prompted to enter your SIUC Cisco VPN credentials. Enter your SIU network ID (siu85XXXXXXX) and password into the Username and Password fields.

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Step 17: Enter one of the following options into the Second Password field:

  • push = Send a push notification to the DUO application on your phone
  • sms = Send a SMS message to your phone with a DUO passcode
  • XXXXXX = The six-digit code generated by the DUO application on your phone

**DUO Push notifications are the preferred method of authentication.**

Step 18: If the primary authentication is successful, you should receive a notification on your phone via the DUO application which resembles the following:

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Step 19: You are given the option to approve or deny the request. If the request is from a recognized source, click the "Approve" option.

Step 20: You should now be logged into the SIUC Cisco VPN from your iOS device.