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Two-Factor Authentication Services for VPN Connections

ASU is now using DUO's two-factor authentication services for employee ASURITE logins as an additional measure for managing cybersecurity threats.

Two-factor authentication also includes access to the ASU VPN for faculty and staff for both the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and the VPN website. To ensure proper function and the best connectivity your Cisco AnyConnect VPN client must be version 4.1 or later.

The two-factor enabled site will be necessary to login to Advantage and other Windows or Linux servers that are protected by VPN. This change does not affect students, who may continue to use sslvpn.asu.edu without two-factor authentication.

The new VPN (virtual private network) site address is:
https://sslvpn.asu.edu/2fa.

If connecting with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, type the address “sslvpn.asu.edu/2fa” into the field as shown, then clicking “Connect”.

This site is available now. Please begin using the site address sslvpn.asu.edu/2fa for access to ASU’s administrative systems.

When you connect with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client using https://sslvpn.asu.edu/2fa this dialogue box is displayed.

To complete your login to ASU’s administrative systems:

  1. Enter ASURITE ID and password.
  2. The third box is used to select the second authentication factor. Type one of the following DUO options then click ok
    • push for a DUO push notification for the app on your smartphone
    • phone for a DUO phone call notification
    • sms for a DUO sms passcode message
  3. If you choose “sms” the Cisco AnyConnect authentication box will appear again.
    • Re-enter your ASURITE ID, password
    • in the third box enter the passcode you received from the Duo sms message

Contact your department’s desk side support staff for questions about DUO, visit our Knowledge Article or call the ASU Help Center at 1-855-278-5080.

Sincerely,
Vincent Boragina
Director of Identity and Access Management
Arizona State University
University Technology Office
uto.asu.edu | @asu_uto