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Illinois State University

Directly Connecting to Databases from Off-Campus

Database users are required to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software when directly connecting to most AT-managed Oracle or SQL Server Dev/Test/Production databases from off-campus.  Beginning Tuesday, December 5, 2017, database users must explicitly select the proper VPN Group within the AnyConnect software during every use.


Connecting to DB-User-Access via Cisco AnyConnect:


  1. After requesting a new VPN connection from the AnyConnect software, users see the AnyConnect login window.  
  2. On that login window, users will be required to select [DB-User-Access] from the Group: dropdown list.  (Fig.1)
  3. Following selection, proceed with entering Username: and Password: (as normal), then click [OK] to connect to the VPN.   
  4. After successful authentication, users will see the Welcome to ISU Database User Access banner. 
  5. Click [Accept] to dismiss the banner and proceed with desired work.  

 Figure 1

NOTE: All database user accounts have already been added to the DB-User-Access VPN Group.  No special permissions are required.

If you have any questions about the Cisco AnyConnect software or its installation, please contact the Technology Support Center at 438-HELP or email