Installing and connecting the VPN client

With the VPN connection you can connect to the JYU network, enabling remote access to services that otherwise cannot be accessed outside of the JYU network. For example, network drives (e.g. U-drive) can be accessed remotely. This guide helps you to install and use the VPN client on a Windows-computer.


1. Download and install the VPN client: Cisco AnyConnect


Download Cisco AnyConnect from the link below by logging in with your JYU user account

After the download has finished, install the program with default settings. After the installation restart the computer if prompted to do so.


2. Using VPN connection

Start the VPN client (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client). Type "vpn.jyu.fi" as the address and click "Connect".


The client will ask for your JYU username and password. From the "Group" drop down menu select

  • student if you are a student
  • staff if you are an employee
  • affiliate in all other cases

Type in your JYU username and password in the "Username" and "Password" fields, and then click "OK".



After this the VPN will be connected shortly. When the VPN connects successfully, the VPN window will drop down to the bar on the bottom right corner. For a short while you can see a confirmation that VPN has successfully connected:


After this the VPN is connected and should be working.


Remember to disconnect the VPN connection when you stop working. You can do this by clicking the VPN icon on the bottom right corner and then select "Disconnect".