VPN access

Some individuals who work closely with NCAR may need to use our virtual private network (VPN) to connect with internal resources. If you need VPN access, see your lab's system administrator about downloading the necessary client software.

When you have the client software, a YubiKey authentication token, and personal identification number (PIN), you can connect to the VPN as described here.

Connecting to the virtual private network

Start the VPN connection by clicking the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client icon on your desktop or taskbar.

Click Connect when the following box appears:

Connect VPN

Enter your username on the next screen. 

Password VPN

Insert your YubiKey authentication token in your computer's USB port, with the gold disc facing up.

YubiKey tokenIn the password field, type the four-digit personal identification number (PIN) that was provided for use with your YubiKey token.

Lightly touch the gold disc on the token and it will finish the authentication for you.

Click Accept in the next box that appears and you will be connected to the VPN. 

Accept VPN

A box like the one below will remain on your screen while you are connected to the VPN.

Disconnect VPN

Click Disconnect when you're finished.