Monash VPN: Install and connect

A VPN is a virtual private network which allows you to access most Monash services off-site when you're using a laptop. These services include SAP, Callista, Employee Self Service (ESS), some Library modules, and internally published web pages that can't otherwise be accessed through the internet.

The Monash VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, can be installed on the following systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and current Microsoft-supported versions of Windows 10 x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
  • macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 and 10.15
  • Linux Red Hat 6 and 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS), 16.04 (LTS), and 18.04 (LTS) (64-bit only).

Virtualised environments such as VMWare and Parallels are not supported. More information is available at Cisco.

Install the VPN

  1. Go to CISCO SSL VPN Service.
  2. From the Group drop-down menu, select 1-Monash_Authcate and enter your Monash username and password.
  3. Click Login to authenticate and access the VPN service.
  4. Click Continue to accept the VPN conditions.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

The automatic installation uses Active X or Java, depending on the system configuration. You may be prompted to click either Allow or Accept to continue the installation. If for some reason the installer fails to use Active X or Java, you'll receive a download link for manual installation.

How to connect

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