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VPN - AnyConnect to GlobalProtect Migration

This article provides information on the change from AnyConnect to GlobalProtect VPN

UW Oshkosh IT is changing VPN software, from Cisco AnyConnect to Palo Alto GlobalProtect. You have been referred to this article as a user with access to the AnyConnect VPN so you can take action in preparation for the migration.

First, please review if you still need access to use VPN. VPN access is typically granted for access from off-campus to services such as the S and U drive, ImageNow, Filemaker, or other protected systems. VPN is also used in some cases for on-campus access to sensitive resources while on a laptop. If you know you no longer need VPN, or don't recall having access at all, please let me ( know and I will remove you from the group to migrate. Likewise, if you have worked with someone in IT already and are using GlobalProtect, let me know.

As a reminder, the AnyConnect VPN screen looks similar to the following:

VPN screen

If this is something you use and still need access to VPN, please read on.

Please refer to the email you received to determine if you can use the new VPN immediately. Some accounts have special settings which will require either waiting until after the cut-over date, or coordination to move early.

  • If the email you received indicates you cannot use VPN immediately, you can still follow the steps to install the software but do not proceed to the connection steps. If you connect, it will not work. You can continue to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN until you ask to be moved, or wait until after the migration deadline when the default will switch to GlobalProtect.
  • If the email indicates you can use new VPN immediately, feel free to follow the complete steps to connect and use GlobalProtect.
Please refer to the following KB articles to install and connect with GlobalProtect:

For campus-owned Windows or Mac:

VPN (UW-Oshkosh, Windows) Install and Connect Campus-Owned Device

VPN (UW-Oshkosh, Mac) Install and Connect Campus-Owned Device

For personally owned Windows or Mac:
For mobile devices (iOS and Android):

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:vpn anyconnect cisco globalprotect   Doc ID:90374
Owner:Dan P.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2019-03-14 08:38 CDTUpdated:2019-03-14 10:01 CDT
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