VPN for Employees

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Step One: Configure an Authenticator App

Before you start, you must have access to an Authenticator app. This is typically a mobile phone app that can generate six-digit verification codes to allow multi-factor authentication.

Click here for instructions on how to set up Microsoft Authenticator with your WSU account

Click here for instructions on setting up Authy Authenticator

Step Two: Enroll at https://otp.winona.edu

  • You must have access to an Authenticator app. This is typically a mobile phone app that can generate six-digit verification codes to allow multi-factor authentication.
  • Ensure your computer is connected to the Wazoo wireless network on campus
    • If you are on a desktop computer your wired network connection should suffice
  • All employees must start by setting up their One-Time Password (OTP) at this link while on campus: https://otp.winona.edu
  • Once on that page, enter your StarID in the Username field
  • Enter your network password on the next screen
  • Click Add OAUTH Token
  • Click the box next to Online then click Add
  • On the next page, scan the QR code with the authenticator app of your choice


For the next steps you must be connected to an off-campus (home) network or VPN will fail to connect.

If you would like to test your VPN connection while still on-campus, connect to the EduRoam wifi network.


Connect to VPN on Windows 10

  • Open the Start Menu and type Cisco
  • Select 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client' when it appears
    • If Cisco AnyConnect does not appear in your start menu, open your internet browser and go to https://ot.winona.edu

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  • Once Cisco AnyConnect opens, replace tunnel.winona.edu with ot.winona.edu then hit Connect
  • You will be prompted to login with your StarID, your six-digit authentication code, and your StarID password
  • Select your group from the drop down list. If you do not know your group, just choose grp_employee as shown in the screenshot below.
    • The format is StarID-123456 for username. Do not forget the dash between your StarID and the six-digit code from your Microsoft Authenticator or Authy app

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Connect to VPN on macOS

  • Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner of your Mac
  • Type in "Cisco"
  • Select "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" when it appears

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  • Once Cisco AnyConnect opens, replace tunnel.winona.edu with ot.winona.edu then hit Connect

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  • You will be prompted to login with your StarID, your six-digit authentication code, and your StarID password
  • Select your group from the drop down list. If you do not know your group, just choose grp_employee as shown in the screenshot below.
    • The format is StarID-123456 for username. Do not forget the dash between your StarID and the six-digit code from your Microsoft Authenticator or Authy app

MacVPNmfa.png

How do I access my network storage?

If you want to connect to personal network or department network drives from off-campus, you will first need to connect to VPN.

Windows 10

  • Open your Start Menu and click the "Click to Map Network Drives" tile located at the top middle of the screen
  • Re-open your Start Menu and click the "File Explorer" tile in the middle of the screen
  • Your network storage drives will be located under the "Network locations" heading. You may have to scroll down to find it.

macOS

  • In Finder, press and hold the <Command> key then tap the <K> key to bring up the "Connect to Server" prompt
  • Connect to one of the network locations listed in Fig 2.
  • Just copy/paste one of the addresses below if your list is not pre-populated
  • Personal storage: smb://store.winona.edu/users/
  • Department drive: smb://store.winona.edu/department/
Fig 2. Here is a sample of the server addresses you may need to connect to.

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