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Remote Access with AnyConnect (virtual private network)

Many of the most valuable tools that the university offers—journal access, research computing, electronic health records—cannot be accessed via web browser if you’re off campus.

Community members can, however, access nearly all university resources from nearly anywhere in the world by downloading and using the university’s virtual private network (VPN) system.

To register for the VPN, Cisco AnyConnect VPN, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit and choose the link for Service Activation in the left-hand navigation.
  2. Choose Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect Access for Rutgers. If you are not already signed up for two-step login with Duo, instructions will be provided to sign up as part of this process.
  3. Download the Cisco AnyConnect software at