VPN Client Instructions

Camosun’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to securely connect to Camosun resources over the internet.

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What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

A VPN provides secure access from your computer to Camosun resources, e.g., a computer lab workstation, files, and applications. Using a VPN allows you to access Camosun resources as if you were on campus.

When is the VPN Required?

The VPN is required to access only specific Camosun resources, e.g., computer lab workstations and the M: Drive remotely. You do not need to use the VPN to access the following, example, Camosun resources: myCamosun, D2L, Microsoft Office 365, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Important: Please limit the use of the Camosun VPN for completing required course work in Camosun computer labs.

Please note: The use of these remote computer workstations is governed by the Acceptable Technology Use policy.

How to download and install the VPN Client

Note If you are using a Camosun loaner device and need to install the VPN client, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 250-370-3064, itsservicedesk@camosun.ca or by using the Live Chat at the bottom of this page.

  1. Launch your preferred web browser and go to vpn.camosun.ca
  2. Log in with your Camosun ID and password
  3. Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect app
    • For detailed information click the "Instructions" button below the download button
    • AnyConnect client is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers
VPN login

Enter your Camosun ID and password

VPN download

Download and install the app

How to sign-in to Camosun’s VPN (Windows 10 Example)

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect app from the Start Menu
  2. Enter vpn.camosun.ca and click the Connect button
  3. Enter your Camosun ID and password
VPN windows 10 example

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