When is VPN required?

A VPN connection is required for any user wishing to connect to UNC network resources when outside of the UNC network (at home or off campus).

UNC network resources that required a VPN connection include:

  • Personal and shared network directories/drives
  • Remote desktop access
  • Virtual Computing Lab
  • Virtual Lab
  • Connect Carolina



Setting Up a VPN Connection

View the VPN Knowledge Base Article (provided by UNC ITS) for information on installing, configuring, and connecting to the UNC VPN from computers and mobile devices. All SOE-owned computers already have the Cisco AnyConnect client installed and configured.

Note: User 2-Step Verification from Duo is required for connection to the UNC VPN.