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Configuring iPhone/iPad 6.x and above to Access the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Follow these steps to connect your iPhone 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:

  • An iPhone/iPad with version 6.x firmware or later installed
  • Your UCSD Active Directory username and password
    • Your network username is usually the first part of your UCSD e-mail address before the @ symbol and is only 8 characters in length. If you forget your password, see Getting or Changing UCSD Passwords.

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1. Download iPhone/iPad VPN configuration profile.

2. Install the profile.

  • Select Install.
  • Select Install Now on the following screen.
  • If prompted, enter your iPhone/iPad security code (i.e., passcode).

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3. Create VPN profile username and password.

  • Enter your Active Directory username/password for the VPN profile.
  • Enter profile username, click Next.
  • Enter profile password, click Next.
  • Select Done.

Profile username

Profile password

4. Connect to the VPN.

  • Select Settings.
  • Slide the VPN switch to the ON position.

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5. Enter VPN authentication.

  • Enter your Active Directory username and password.

VPN authorization

6. Disconnect VPN.

  • Select Settings.
  • Slide the VPN switch to the OFF position.

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