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CU Denver or CU Anschutz Campus

Access the CU Denver or CU Anschutz secure wireless network by logging in with your university credentials. Having trouble connecting? Review the quick fixes for wireless issues.

Other University Campuses

Connect to Eduroam, a secure wireless network service. Log in with your university credentials when visiting participating institutions worldwide.

Off Campus

You have two options.

1. Remote Desktop

This is designed for temporary sessions. Users must save all files to their personal network drive, the H:\ drive or OneDrive for Business.

2. VPN (Virtual Private Network)

The New, Secure GlobalProtect VPN

In addition to using your university password to access the new VPN, a second authentication method will be required through Duo. To get started using the new GlobalProtect VPN service you'll need to:

  • Be sure you have registered first with Duo Security. Duo will turn your mobile phone, iPad, tablet or landline into a multi-factor authenticator. Install Duo Mobile on your mobile device, if you'd like to authenticate via mobile which is highly recommendedRegister for Duo. To see how Duo works, view this short video
  • Download and install the new VPN Palo Alto Global Protect based on the device that you want to use: 
GlobalProtect VPN Download OptionsGlobalProtect Installation Instructions

Install VPN for Windows 32 bit

Not sure which version to download after reviewing the How-to Guide? Contact the service desk.

How-to for Windows

 

View a short PC instructional video

Install VPN for Windows 64 bit

Not sure which version to download after reviewing the How-to Guide? Contact the service desk.

How-to for Windows

 

View a short PC instructional video

Install VPN for Mac OS X 10.11 or later

 

How-to for Mac

 

View a short Mac instructional video

Download and install the VPN client for your mobile device by going to the Apple App Store or Google Play.  
Install VPN for LinuxHow-to for Linux

Using GlobalProtect VPN

After installing and registering with Duo and downloading the VPN client for your selected device, you're ready to use the new VPN!

  • Open the GlobalProtect client on your desktop, laptop, iPad or tablet.

- Windows users will click on the GlobalProtect VPN logo in your task bar (or go to All Programs > Palo Alto Networks > Global Protect).

- Apple computing devices will have an icon that looks like a globe at the top right-hand side. Click on the globe to connect.

  • Enter your primary campus VPN portal, either:  

- CU Denver portal: dc-vpn.ucdenver.edu or 

- CU Anschutz Medical Campus portal: amc-vpn.ucdenver.edu

  • Log in with your network Username (type in your Username, not your email address) and your university Password.
  • Select your preferred authentication method. Each time you log in to VPN, you will have the option to choose an authentication method. Select either Duo Push (recommended), Call Me, or Passcode. You will see a message that you are securely connected to the university network.

* Remember to disconnect form GlobalProtect when you're done with your VPN session.