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Connect Off Campus – VPN

To access the CMS from off campus, you will just need to setup the VPN on your computer.

Instructions are below.

For Mac:

Manual VPN Setup

  1. Open System Preferences and select Network.
  2. Click on the "+" in the bottom left corner
  3. Enter the following:
    • Interface: VPN 
    • VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
    • Service Name: OU VPN.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Enter the following:
    • Server Address: soonerconnect1.ou.edu
    • Account Name: your OUNetID
  6. Click Authentication Settings and enter the following:
    • Password: typical OUNetID password
    • Shared Secret: ou-vpn
    • Group Name: users
  7. Click OK.
  8. Check Show VPN Status in menu bar then click Apply and quit out of System Preferences.
  9. Click on the VPN icon in the menu bar at the top right corner and select Connect OU VPN.
  10. Type in your OU credentials click OK.

For PC:

The VPN software is a free download for students, faculty, and staff and offers 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility with the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux

  1. Log in to itstore.ou.edu with your 4+4 and password
  2. Click on "Free Software Downloads" under the “Everyone" heading Select your OS, and then select the "VPN" section Download and install the VPN Client.
  3. Once installed, the Cisco Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client program will typically be found in your Program/Applications list in a folder named Cisco.

  1. After launching the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client, hit the Connect button and you will receive a prompt to enter a Username and Password. Your username is your OUNet ID (4x4) and the password is your OU password.
  2. Hit Accept to agree to the license terms. The client will then connect and remain in your taskbar. While connected your machine can now connect to network resources like network drives, printers and the OU software license servers.

  1. If upon launching the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client no settings are configured, the AnyConnect Client can be configured to connect to the OU VPN server.
  2. In the VPN: Ready to connect field, enter either:
    • soonerconnect1.ou.edu
    • soonerconnect2.ou.edu
  3. Hit the Connect button and you will receive a prompt to enter a Username and Password. Your username is your OUNet ID (4x4) and the password is your OU password.
  4. Hit Accept to agree to the license terms. The client will then connect and remain in your taskbar. While connected your machine can now connect to network resources like network drives, printers and the OU software license servers.

  1. If the Cisco VPN Client was installed, click to open the client.
  2. Next Double click on the "Cox to OU-Norman Campus" Connection entry.
  3. Enter your 4+4 and password and then click OK and then “Continue".
  4. The client will then connect and remain in your taskbar. While connected your machine can now connect to network resources like network drives, printers and the OU software license servers.