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Connect with the NC State VPN

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The steps will guide users on how to login on the Cisco Secure Client VPN. To install the Secure Client, see How Do I Install the NC State VPN Client?

Authenticate to the NC State VPN with Duo

  1. In the Cisco Secure Client, type vpn.ncsu.edu and select Connect.
  2. From the group drop down menu, select the appropriate VPN group for your needs or affiliation at NC State.
  3. Enter your UnityID and password.
  4. In the Second Password field, type one of the following to initiate Duo Two Factor Authentication:
  5. Select OK and wait for Cisco Secure Client to connect to the NC State network.

NOTE: You must keep the Cisco Secure Client open to maintain the VPN connection.