About VPN

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) extends a private network across a public network to establish a secure link between your computer and the University.

Cisco AnyConnect is the VPN software currently available to staff and students.

This software is required to access:

  • If you are off-campus and want to connect to
    • some parts of the Griffith Portal website
    • personal files stored on the Griffith file servers accessible via the Network storage

Changes coming early 2020

A project is currently underway to replace the existing VPN software early-mid 2020.

Tunnel Groups

When a new VPN connection is initiated using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client you will be prompted to choose a group along with your Griffith Portal username and password. Behaviour of the connection will depend on the group you choose, here is a brief explanation:

griffith-default - all traffic will be sent via Griffith's network whether it's to Griffith's network or any other internet website, as a result you will be promoted to log into Internet Access in order to access the internet.

griffith-split-tunnel - all internet traffic will be sent via your current internet provider and all traffic destined to Griffith's network will be sent via this VPN connection.

Select your device to download VPN software

Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000

Apple Mac OSX using Cisco AnyConnect Client

Apple Mac OSX using builtin client

Linux

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) using AnyConnect Client

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod) using builtin client

Android (Mobile phones and tablet devices)

Please be aware that VPN software is not compatible with the Windows RT operating system (Microsoft Surface tablet) and Google Chromebooks. Should you need more information please use Contact Us link on the left to get in touch with us.

Existing Cisco installation

If you already have an installed and working version of the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installed on your computer (ie. you are from another institution where Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is also in use) and would like to connect to Griffith University's network via VPN you can just point the software to the server address of vpn.griffith.edu.au click Connect, choose a Group and login.