Monash VPN: Install and connect

A VPN is a virtual private network which allows you to access most Monash services off-site when you're using a laptop. These services include SAP, Callista, Employee Self Service (ESS), some Library modules, and internally published web pages not otherwise accessible through the internet.

The Monash VPN, Cisco AnyConnect, can be installed on the following:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (except RT)
  • Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.12
  • Ubuntu 9.x, 10.x and 11.x (32-bit) and 12.04 and 12.10 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (32-bit) and 6.4 (64-bit)

Virtualised environments such as VMWare and Parallels are not supported. More information is available at Cisco.

Install the VPN

  1. Go to
  2. Select the 1-Monash_Authcate group from the drop down menu and enter your Monash username and password.
  3. Click the Logon button to authenticate and access the VPN service.
  4. Click Continue to accept the VPN conditions.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

The automatic installation uses Active X or Java depending on the system configuration. You may be prompted to click either Allow or Accept to continue the installation. If for some reason, the installer fails to use Active X or Java, you'll be provided with a download link for manual installation.

How to connect

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