VPN - Setup for iPhone, iPad


  • How do I set up an Oregon State VPN on an iPhone or iPad device?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee, Student
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • VPN


  1. Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect app from the Apple App Store
  2. Open the Cisco AnyConnect app
  3. Select "Connections"
  4. Select "Add VPN Connection"
    1. Select "Description" and enter: OSU
    2. Select "Server address" and enter: vpn.oregonstate.edu
    3. Advanced options can be left alone
    4. Click "Save"
  5. You will see a message that says "All network activity on this iPad may be filtered or monitored when using VPN"; select "Allow"
  6. Use touch ID if prompted
  7. You should see OSU listed in connections now
  8. On the home page, turn the VPN on by selecting the slider next to "AnyConnect VPN"
  9. You will see an OSU login window
    1. If you need to switch to split tunnel, select "Back"
    2. Select "OSU Community (split tunnel)" from the drop-down menu
    3. Select "< Authentication" to go back to the login window
  10. Enter your OSU username and password
    • You will need to do Duo two-step login
  11. Click "Accept" on the banner page
  12. You are now connected to the OSU VPN. There should be a VPN icon in the status bar.


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