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Installation Guide

There are two primary steps to using UC Merced's Virtual Private Network (VPN):

  1. Install the VPN client; see Step 1: Install the UCMerced VPN Client.
  2. Connect to the VPN service; see Step 2: Connecting to the UC Merced VPN Client.

This page provides detailed instructions for completing those steps that utilizes SSO and 2FA. The process should take you 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

Before you get started, you will need the following:

  • Your computer and/or mobile device
  • Your UCMNetID and password
  • Your 2FA configured device
  • Access to the internet
  • Access to your phone's App Store

 

Step 1: Installing the UC Merced VPN Client

Install on your computer

These links will redirect you to our Knowledge Base tutorial for steps on how to install.

Mac

Windows

Linux

Install on your mobile device

These links will redirect you to our Knowledge Base tutorial for steps on how to install.

iOS

Android

Step 2: Connecting to the UC Merced VPN Client

Connect with your computer

These links will redirect you to our Knowledge Base tutorial for steps on how to connect. Please note that the 2FA authentication method "Duo Push" is recommended.

Mac

Windows

Linux

Connect with your mobile device

These links will redirect you to our Knowledge Base tutorial for steps on how to connect.

iOS

Android