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VPN EasyConnect (Web-based)

VPN EasyConnect does not require you to install any software on your computer. It is fast and simple to use, though there are some drawbacks:

  • VPN EasyConnect does not work with the following resources:
    • ArtSTOR
    • SciFinder
    • Reaxys
  • Some database features may not work in the following:
    • ProQuest databases
    • PubMed
  • You cannot type URLs into your browser's address bar
  • You cannot use bookmarks

To use VPN EasyConnect

  1. Go to
  2. In the "GROUP" dropdown, select 2-Step Secured - EasyConnect
  3. Enter your Active Directory (AD) username and password
  4. Authenticate VPN using DUO to complete log-in
  5. You can now access resources by typing a URL in the address field, like

For more details on using the web VPN, see our Web VPN online guide.

Username & Password

A UC San Diego username and password is required to use VPN services. See Getting or Changing Your UC San Diego Password if you don't know your username or password.


For help with connecting from off-campus using the VPN, contact the ITS Service Desk.

For more information about using library resources, Ask a Librarian.