To get started, choose your operating system from the options above.

Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Software

Install Cisco VPN – Windows

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Windows operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your "Downloads" folder or another preferred location. Open the AnyConnect installer MSI file then click "Next"

Step 3

  • Select the radio box next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement if you agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Click Next.

Step 4

  • Click Install.

Step 5

  • Click Finish.

Install Cisco VPN – Mac

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Mac OSX operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your "Downloads" folder or another preferred location. Open the AnyConnect DMG file from your preferred saved location and Double-click the icon on your desktop.

Step 3

  • Open the AnyConnect installer.

Step 4

  • Click Continue.

Step 5

  • Click Continue.

Step 6

  • Click Agree if you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 7

  • If you are prompted with a Custom Install leave "VPN" checked and deselect all of the other features then click Continue.

Step 8

  • Click Install and then type in the Local User credentials. Then click Install Software.

Step 9

  • You can close the installer once it finishes.

Install Cisco VPN – Linux

Note: Cisco AnyConnect VPN is only available for 64 bit linux systems. AnyConnect is currenty not supported on 32 bit linux systems.

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Linux operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your Downloads folder or another preferred location.
  • Open a terminal and type \n

    cd ~/Downloads

    tar zxvf ./anyconnect-predeploy-linux-64-4.1.04011-k9.tar.gz


Step 3

  • Type cd anyconnect-4.1.04011/vpn and press Enter.
Note: The version number may vary with updates. When you unpack the file, you should see the version number in the terminal like in the image..

Step 4

  • Type sudo ./vpn_install.sh and press Enter.

Step 5

  • Type y if you agree to the terms in the license agreement.

Step 6

  • Once the installer is complete, the word Done! will appear in the terminal window.

Install Cisco VPN – Chrome OS

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to visit the Chrome Web Store page for Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Click on the button that says ADD TO CHROME

Step 2

  • Click on Add App

Step 3

  • Launch the AnyConnect app
  • Click on Add New Connection

Step 4

  • Fill out the settings as follows:
    • Name: UTD VPN
    • Server Address: https://vpn.utdallas.edu
    • Click Save Changes

Connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN System

Desktop – Windows / Mac

Step 1

  • Launch the AnyConnect application and Type "https://vpn.utdallas.edu" in the text box then click "Connect."

Step 2

  • Establishing a connection requires that you have already set up NetIDplus with Duo and have enrolled a device successfully.
  • Fill out the Settings as follows:
    • Group: UTD VPN Users
    • Username: NetID
    • Password: Your NetID password
    • Second Password: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
  • Click "Ok."

Step 3

  • Read and Accept the Terms of Use to finish connecting.

Step 4

  • You should now be able to use UT Dallas network resources through the Cisco VPN Connection. The following running program will be displayed in your system tray, showing an indicator depicting an active connection:

Mobile – Apple iOS

Step 1

  • Choose Connections and select Add VPN Connection….

Step 2

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Name: UTD VPN
    • Server Address: vpn.utdallas.edu
  • Tap Save

Step 3

  • Activate the slider next to AnyConnect VPN on the main page.

Step 4

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • UTD NetID: Your NetID
    • Password: Your Password
    • NetIDplus: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
    • Tap Connect.

Step 5

  • Tap Accept.
  • You should now have connection to the UTD network.

Mobile – Android

Step 1

  • Choose Connections and select Add VPN Connection….
STEP 1

Step 2

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Name: UTD VPN
    • Server Address: vpn.utdallas.edu
  • Tap Done
STEP 2

Step 3

  • Activate the slider next to AnyConnect VPN on the main page.
  • App may show the Untrusted VPN Server page
    • Select Change Settings
    • Under Advanced Settings uncheck the box for Block Untrusted Server
    • Press the back arrow to return to the main page and activate the slider again
      • Press Continue if Untrusted Certification message appears
STEP 3

Step 4

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Username: Your NetID
    • Password: Your Password
    • NetIDplus: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
  • Tap Connect.
STEP 4

Step 5

  • Tap Accept.
  • Press OK to allow connection
  • You should now have connection to the UTD network.
STEP 5aSTEP 5b

Chrome OS

Step 1

  • Click on your account photo
  • Click on VPN disconnected

Step 2

  • Click on UTD VPN

Step 3

  • Click on Accept

Step 4

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Username: Your NetID
    • Password: Your Password
    • Second Password: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs

Step 5

  • Read and Accept the Terms of Use to finish connecting.

Install the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN Software (Beta Testing)

Install GlobalProtect VPN – Windows

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser, navigate to https://utdvpn.utdallas.edu and then enter your UT Dallas credentials to sign in. If you are not already authenticated through DUO, you will be asked to do so via a push notification, text message or a phone call.
DUO push options

Step 2

Before installing, it is important to know if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. If you don’t know what version, you can follow the instructions below.

In order to determine this Select the Start button > Settings > System > About > Under Device specifications > System type, see if you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. Under Windows specifications, check which edition and version of Windows your device is running.

 

Step 3

  • Click “Download Windows 64 bit GlobalProtect agent “or “Download Windows 32 bit GlobalProtect agent” depending on your Windows version.
GlobalProtect Portal Download Links

Step 4

  • After downloading the Global Protect Portal installer, you can save it to your Downloads folder or another preferred location. Open the Global Protect Portal MSI file then click Next.
GlobalProtect Portal Setup Wizard Start Screen

Step 5

  • Click Next
GlobalProtect Portal Setup Wizard Folder Selection

Step 6

  • Click Next
GlobalProtect Portal Setup Wizard Confirm Installation

Step 7

  • Click Close
GlobalProtect Portal Setup Wizard Confirm Installation

Install GlobalProtect VPN – Mac

Step 1

 

Step 2

  • Click Download Mac 32/64 bit GlobalProtect Agent.
GlobalProtect Portal Download Links

Step 3

  • After downloading the Global Protect Portal installer, you can save it to your “Downloads” folder or another preferred location. Open the Global Protect DMG file from your preferred saved location and Double-click the icon on your desktop. Click Continue.
GlobalProtect Mac Install Start Screen

Step 4

  • If you are prompted with a Custom Install, leave “GlobalProtect” checked and deselect all of the other features then click Continue.
GlobalProtect Mac Install Custom Install type

Step 5

  • Click Install and then type in the Local User credentials. Then click Install Software.
GlobalProtect Mac Install Space To be Taken

Step 6

  • During the installation you may get a pop-up.
  • Click “OK” to proceed.
GlobalProtect Mac Install Message

Step 7

  • Click Close.
GlobalProtect Mac Install Complete

Step 8

  • After installing the application, enable Palo Alto Networks as a trusted developer.
    1. From your Mac, launch System Preferences
    2. Open the Security & Privacy preferences and then select the General tab
    3. Click the lock icon on the bottom left of the window to make changes and modify preferences
    4. When prompted, enter your Mac User Name and Password and then Unlock the preferences
    5. Click “Allow” next to the message “System software from developer “Palo Alto Networks” was blocked from loading.”
    6. Now you can connect to the VPN
Screenshot of Mac Settings Window for Security and Privacy

Connect to the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN System (Beta Testing)

Connect GlobalProtect VPN – Windows

Step 1

  • Open the GlobalProtect VPN client on your machine. You will be asked to provide the Portal Address, utdvpn.utdallas.edu.
GlobalProtect VPN Portal Address Screen

Step 2

  • You will be asked to sign in with your UT Dallas credentials and then if you are not already authenticated through DUO, you will be asked to do so via a push notification, text message or a phone call.
Single Sign On Login Screen DUO Push Screen

Step 3

  • GlobalProtect will take a few seconds to reach the connection and then once connected, the client will display a “Connected” message informing you that you are actively connected to the UT Dallas VPN.
GlobalProtect Connecting Message GlobalProtect Connected Message

Connect GlobalProtect VPN – Mac

Step 1

  • Open the GlobalProtect VPN client on your machine. You will be asked to provide the Portal Address, utdvpn.utdallas.edu.
GlobalProtect VPN Portal Address Screen on Mac

Step 2

  • GlobalProtect will take a few seconds to reach the connection.
GlobalProtect Connecting Message on Mac

Step 3

  • You will be asked to sign in with your UT Dallas credentials. If you are not already authenticated through DUO, you will be asked to do so via a push notification, text message or a phone call.
Single Sign On Login Screen on Mac DUO Push Screen

Step 4

  • Once connected, the client will display a “Connected” message informing you that you are actively connected to the UT Dallas VPN.
GlobalProtect Connected Message on Mac