The University of Otago VPN (Virtual Private Network) service allows you secure access to University electronic services and databases as if you were using the staff network on campus.

Before you can use the University of Otago VPN (UO-VPN) service, your University username will need to be enabled:

The AnyConnect VPN client software enables your computer or mobile device to connect to the University of Otago's VPN service from off-campus. The Cisco AnyConnect website lists the supported computer operating systems for the client software currently available to download from the UO-VPN server:

You can use the following iOS mobile devices to access the University's VPN service:

  • iPad
  • iPhone 3G and later versions
  • iPod Touch (second generations and later)

You may also require a third-party app to access your departmental file servers and shares via VPN on an iPad.

You can use the following Android mobile devices:

  • Android 4.0+ (ICS+) devices
  • "Rooted" Android devices
  • Samsung Android devices

The following mobile devices cannot be used to access the University of Otago’s VPN service because they are not supported by AnyConnect VPN software:

  • Windows Mobile devices
  • Nokia Symbian

Contact AskOtago if you need to check whether your mobile device is compatible with the University’s VPN service:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98

AnyConnect installation

Installing the AnyConnect VPN software onto your computer or mobile device is the first step to accessing the University’s VPN network.

If you already have an older version of AnyConnect VPN software, you don't need to remove it before installing the new one. The installer will automatically upgrade all previous versions and retain all the settings.

Last updated 09/08/2019 11.46 AM
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