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Configuring Chromebook to Access the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Follow these steps to connect your Chromebook to the UCSD virtual private network (VPN), which lets you create protected connections to UCSD's network from remote locations.

Before you begin, you must have:

  • A Chromebook
  • Your UCSD Active Directory username and password
  • Your Active Directory username is usually the first part of your UCSD e-mail address before the @ symbol. If you forget your password, see Getting or Changing UCSD Passwords.
  1. Download the Cisco Anyconnect app on the chrome webstore.
  2. Launch the app and click on Add New Connection.
  3. Under Server Address enter: vpn.ucsd.edu
  4. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click on the profile icon on the bottom of right of the desktop.
  6. Where your networks are displayed, click on VPN disconnected.
  7. Choose the vpn.ucsd.edu (user) option.
  8. Log in:
    1. Make sure the group is allthruucsd.
    2. Use your Active Directory credentials to log in.
      If your UCSD email is "user@ucsd.edu" then your username is "user." Your password is the same password for your email.