Connect to UA VPN Using Text Messaging

There are two methods of connecting to the VPN client with NetID+ using SMS Text Message.  Use Method 1 if you have passcodes available in a text message on your cell phone from NetID+. Use Method 2 if you need NetID+ to generate new passcodes for your use.


Method 1

  • Open Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.  Click Connect.

VPN ready to connect screen

NOTE:  If you do not see UA SSL VPN in the box to the left of the Connect button, click in the box and type vpn.arizona.edu.  You will only have to do this the first time you connect to the VPN.

type in vpn.arizona.edu

 

  • Enter NetID, NetID Password, and one of the 10 Passcodes previously sent to you via Text Message on your cell phone into the NetID+ Method field.  Click OK.

VPN login-enter netid, netid password, enter passcode, hit ok

 

  • The VPN will try to connect, and the following screen will appear. Click Accept.
Click accept

 

  • You are now connected to the VPN.
Connection Confirmation
 
 

 Method 2

  • Open Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.  Click Connect.

VPN ready to connect screen

NOTE:  If you do not see UA SSL VPN in the box to the left of the Connect button, click in the box and type vpn.arizona.edu.  You will only have to do this the first time you connect to the VPN.

type in vpn.arizona.edu

 

  •  Enter NetID, NetID Password, type sms into the third field, and Click OK.

VPN login-enter netid, netid password, sms, hit okay

 

  • The VPN client will try to connect. A text message with 10 passcodes will be sent to the cell phone you previously registered for use with NetID+.  Type in NetID password and the first new passcode from the text message. Click OK. (NOTE:  Ignore that the Login failed.)

VPN login-enter netid password, enter passcode, hit ok

 

  • The VPN will try to connect, and the following screen will appear. Click Accept.
Click accept
 
 
  • You are now connected to the VPN.
Connected to UA VPN