Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN update: Cisco AnyConnect client update to version 4.2, October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network.

This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version.

Windows and Linux:
For Windows and Linux users, the new version, v4.2, will be automatically installed when you attempt to connect to securevpn.mcgill.ca.

Published: 18Oct2016

VPN users: Update Cisco AnyConnect client to version 4.1 by March 31

After March 31, 2016 there will be a change on the Virtual Private Network, which will require version 4.1 or higher of the Cisco AnyConnect client software on Windows, Mac OS v10.8 and higher, and mobile devices. For those using Mac OS v10.7 or earlier, please contact the IT Service Desk; you will need to use the L2TP over IPSec security protocol.

Before March 31

If you have an old version of the Cisco AnyConnect client (you have connected to VPN in the past, but not recently):

Published: 22Mar2016

VPN maintenance downtime - Tuesday morning, November 11, 7am

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A maintenance operation will be performed on the VPN server for securevpn.mcgill.ca on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 7:00 to 7:15 am.  During this period, there will be a 5-minute downtime for

Switch to the new VPN before November 12

Cisco VPN client

If you have not already made the switch to McGill’s new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN), time is running out. The old VPN, inside.mcgill.ca, will be deactivated on November 12. To avoid losing access to internal McGill systems and resources when off campus, set up a new VPN connection today.

Find instructions for setting up a new VPN connection to securevpn.mcgill.ca in the IT Knowledge Base.

Published: 30Oct2014

McGill has a new, more secure VPN

Cisco VPN client

McGill IT Services has introduced a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) to allow McGill faculty, staff and students access to internal McGill systems and resources from outside the McGill network.  This VPN, securevpn.mcgill.ca, uses the more secure SSL protocol and replaces inside.mcgill.ca, which uses the "Point-to-Point Tunneling" protocol.

Published: 17Jul2014

VPN maintenance - Tuesday, Nov 19

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There will be a brief 10 to 15 minute interruption of VPN service on Tuesday, November 19 starting at 7:00 am.

VPN disruption possible during maintenance - 7 am to 7:30 am

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Please note that due to system maintenance, on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 am to 7:30 am, interrupVPN sessions may be interrupted. During this period, if your VPN session is dropped, please try reconnecting.

 

Scheduled interruptions to VPN (Virtual Private Network) service on Wednesday morning

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Please note that VPN sessions will be intermittently interrupted on Wednesday, October 31 between 7 to 7:30 am during a period of maintenance.

Scheduled interruptions to VPN (Virtual Private Network) service on Tuesday morning

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Please note that VPN sessions will be intermittently interrupted on Tuesday, October 30 between 7 to 7:30 am during a period of maintenance.