AnyConnect VPN / Use on a Windows computer


  • To provide instruction on using Cisco AnyConnect VPN on a Windows computer


  • 10393: VPN Client
    • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Software & Apps
  • Computing: Personally-owned Computer
  • Computing: University-owned Computer
  • Windows


  • Miami has an Internet Firewall that restricts the functions that can be performed by computers that are NOT directly connected to Miami's network. VPN allows a computer that is accessing our network from off-campus to behave as if it is on-campus


  1. Click in the Start menu search text box and type Cisco AnyConnect
  2. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
  3. The VPN: Connected to field should be pre-populated with
    • If not, enter into the connection field
  4. When prompted, enter your UniqueID and MUnet password
    • Entering the password will generate a Duo Push to your installed Duo app on your first enrolled device —  if you don't have Duo Mobile installed on a device or you prefer a different authentication method, a comma is required followed by your preferred Duo method. Using a comma after the password will allow the following options: push2, passphrase, sms, sms2
      • Example: password,[Duo option]
    • Review this KB article for more on how to use Duo authentication in VPN
  5. Tap OK to connect
  6. After a few moments, the window will disappear
    • Note the Cisco AnyConnect VPN lock icon in the Windows System Tray, near the clock in the bottom-right of your screen


Disconnect VPN

  • To close the VPN connection, right-click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN lock icon and select the Disconnect option




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