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Access to the VPN is assigned to those who require it for a university business or academic function. To request access, send an email to InformationSecurity@missouristate.edu. Include a short description of the academic or business reason you are requesting VPN access.
To use the Passport VPN, you cannot already be connected to the Missouri State network. The VPN is designed to allow those not currently on the network a secure connection to the network.
This is to set up your Virtual Private Network (VPN), which allows you access to file shares and internal websites while off-campus.
- Open your web browser and navigate to passport.missouristate.edu.
- Type your Bearpass Login (abc123) and Bearpass Password, then click Login.
- The install should begin automatically.
- If a Security Warning window opens asking if you want to continue, click Continue.
- The client will suggest an install for you. Click the suggestion. In this case it is Windows 7/Vista/64/XP.
- Click on the downloaded .exe file to start the program installation.
- If a Security Warning window pops up, click Run.
- Click Next.
- Select the radio button next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement, then click Next.
- Click Install.
- Once the installation is complete, click Finish.
- To continue setting up your VPN, you will need to open Cisco AnyConnect. One way to do this is by navigating to the Start menu (which can be done by hitting the Windows Key or Windows Icon) and searching for Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in the search bar.
(for Windows Vista or Windows 10 users)
(for Windows 8 users)
- Click on Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
- Type in passport.missouristate.edu. Then click Connect.
- Type in your Bearpass Login@SGF (abc123@SGF) and Bearpass Password, then click OK.
You are now connected to the Missouri State VPN network.
You can go to File Explorer next and type in the server name; for example, "\\trace.missouristate.edu" without the quotes.