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Help Desk

Teaching Learning Center Room 128
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Phone: (208) 885-4357 (HELP) 


ITS Administration Offices
Administration Building
Room 140
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208) 885-6721
Fax: (208) 885-7539

Media Center

Teaching Learning Center 131 
Phone: (208) 885-6411
Fax: (208) 885-0566

Records Management

Office of Records Management
Pitman Center (SUB)
Room 53
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4247
Moscow, ID 83844-4247
phone: (208) 885-2580

Current Hours of Operation
Mon: 7:30-4:30pm
Tue: 7:30-11:30am
Wed: 7:30-11:30am
Thur: 7:30-11:30am

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Pitman Center (SUB)
Room 124
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4256
Moscow, ID 83844-4256
Phone: (208) 885-7522
Fax: (208) 885-9208

Telephone Services

Administration Building 
Room 133
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208) 885-5800
Fax: (208) 885-7539

Self-Help: VPN for Linux

VPN for Linux

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):



Access to many UI resources, such as shared drives, Banner, etc, is limited to machines with UI IP addresses. If you are traveling or working from home, you will need to connect to the VPN in order to access these resources. This tutorial will guide you through installing the Cisco VNP client and accessing UI resources when not on the UI campus.

Note: These instructions were made using Ubuntu 12.10. Depending on which distribution of Linux that you use steps may vary slightly. If you have any questions please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@uidaho.edu or 208-885-4357.

Step 1

Download the vpnsetup.sh file (or vpnsetup_x64.sh as appropriate).  It can be found under the VPN download section of the ITS software page. 

Open a terminal and navigate to where the file is located.  In this example the file is located in the Downloads folder.

Step 2

Run the file by using the following command: sudo sh ./vpnsetup.sh. Please note that you may be prompted to enter your sudo password after running this command.

Step 3

The client will be unpackaged and installed. You can easily find the client by selecting the Ubuntu button and typing in cisco into the search bar.

Step 4

After double-clicking the icon on a new window should appear. Select connect. You will be prompted to enter your credentials. After doing so and selecting "connect" you should be connected to the VPN.