How To Login To The College's VPN Using Cisco AnyConnect

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Once you have installed the VPN and IT Services has granted you access you can easily run the application by following these steps.  Please see the Related Articles if you haven't installed the software yet.  Ensure you are connected to an Internet connection that is external to the College.


To Start the VPN

Method 1:

  • Click the Start Button - (The Windows logo displayed in the bottom left of your screen)
  • Search through the menu and click Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility

Method 2: 

  • On the rightside of the Start Button click into the Search field
  • Type: Cisco Any Connect Security Mobility (You may only need to type Cisco before Windows displays the application)
  • Click on the application to start it.

The program will open and VPN.SAULTCOLLEGE.CA should be pre-populated if it has been setup on your PC.  If this field isn't populated

  • Type and click Connect

Otherwise, simply

  • Click Connect

  • You may now be presented with a Warning Message Untrusted Server Blocked!
  • If so, Click Change Setting...

  • Uncheck Block connections to untrusted servers

  • Close this window by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner
  • Back in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client login box
  • Click Connect
  • You will now be presented with a Security Warning: Untrusted Server Certificate!
  • You can ignore this message by clicking Connect Anyway

You will now be presented with a Login screen

  1. Change Group to: Cougars-VPN
  2. USERNAME: {College username}
  3. Password: {College Password}
  4. Click OK

NOTE: You are now connected to the College Network as if you are at the College.

NOTE: You should now see an icon in the TaskBar, on the bottom right, to indicate the connection was successful

To verify that you have been connected successfully you can:

  • Open a web browser and browse to as this site is only available internal to the College.

In the future, if this icon is present, you can click it once to start the login process instead of navigating the Start Menu.

NOTE: You can disconnect from the VPN by either right-clicking on the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the system tray and clicking Disconnect or by opening the application from the Start menu and clicking Disconnect.

NOTE:   In order to access your college resources you will need to  know the links and step to complete these connections.  See Relate Articles for more information.


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