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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:
  4. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click on the Wifi signal icon in the notification area located on the bottom of right of the desktop.
  6. Where your networks are displayed, click on VPN Not Connected.
  7. Choose the (user) option.
  8. Select your desired connection profile from the Group drop-down menu:
    • 2-Step Secured - allthruucsd – Route all traffic through the UCSD VPN. Use this when accessing Library resources and CMS website staging links. This is the preferred method.
    • 2-Step Secured - split – Route only campus traffic through the UCSD VPN. All other traffic goes through your normal Internet provider. 
  9. In the Username field, enter your Active Directory (AD) username
  10. In the Passcode field, use the following to authenticate through DUO (See Two-Step Login: VPN for further details):
    • If you receive DUO push notifications on your mobile phone enter:
      • yourADpassword,push
    • If you receive a DUO phone call to authenticate, enter:
      • yourADpassword,phone
    • If you use a DUO token to generate a passcode enter:
      • yourADpassword,6digitpasscodefromtoken
To ask questions, request a service, or report an issue, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.