VPN on Mobile Devices


First, make sure that you have registered for Duo Two-Factor Authentication 

Some Clemson programs and systems require that a computer be located on campus to function properly. To get around this, Clemson has a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for devices that are not on campus. Clemson's VPN, called CUVPN, functions by routing all of the network traffic on the computer through a secure connection to campus. This makes the device appear to be on campus for all intents and purposes and is especially useful if a user is in a location with an unsecured network since the CUVPN creates a secure channel. To connect to CUVPN, the device must FIRST have the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client installed. 

The process for this should look the same with some minor differences for both Android and IOS.

1. Go to the Google Play Store(on Android) or App Store (on IOS), search for Cisco Anyconnect, and Install the App. 

Red arrow to Install


2. Open the app, tap on OK to accept the agreement, and then add a new connection by tapping Connections.

Red arrow to Connections

3. Click on the + in the lower right to add a connection.

Red arrow to +

 4. Optionally name the VPN, and enter cuvpn.clemson.edu as the server address. Click DONE.

Red arrows to Clemson, cuvpn.clemson.edu, and DONE

5. Go back by clicking on Connection Selector or the back key at the bottom of the device.

Red arrow to Connection Selector

6. Turn the Anyconnect VPN to ON.  

Red arrow to AnyConnect slider

7. It should automatically bring up the connection for Clemson where you will need to enter your username and password.  You may need to use the gray slider on the right to scroll down to see more options. For Second password, type in push.  Tap CONNECT.

Red arrows to gray slider, Username, Password, Second Password, and CONNECT

8. You will get a Duo push.  Tap Approve.

9. On the Welcome message, tap ACCEPT.

10. You may get a Connection request.  Tap OK.

Red arrow to OK

11. Once you are connected to the VPN, you will see a key icon. If you open the AnyConnect App again and turn the connection off, the key icon will be gone.

Red arrow to key icon


If you have more questions, email ITHELP@clemson.edu or call 864-656-3494.

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