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There is no charge for use of this service.

UI Anywhere is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that provides secure, off-campus access to resources located on the University of Iowa campus.

Examples of resources located on the UI campus:

  • Library resources
  • Websites restricted to the range of IP addresses reserved for on campus use
  • Remote desktop

UI Anywhere will only provide security for Internet traffic that comes to University of Iowa resources. UI Anywhere is configured so that the Internet browser can be directed to off campus websites but that information will not go through the VPN, instead it will go directly through the Internet access provided by your Internet service provider.

The UI AnyConnect software is subject to export controls. All faculty, staff and or students planning a trip abroad are advised to investigate your options with either the PI for your research project, System Admin or the Division of Sponsored Program before embarking on your journey. Learn more about export controls.

Current Status

There are currently no alerts.


ITS publishes information on planned service availability. This includes events occuring over the next 7 days.

There is currently no planned maintenance.

Past 90 Days

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Alert History

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:15pm
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

There was a configuration issue affecting Mac OS clients. 

The issue has been resolved.


The Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is experiencing intermittent connection issues. 


ITS is actively working to resolve the issue.

Last updated: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 3:09pm
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:15pm
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 2:45pm

The problems with the VPN service have been resolved and service has been restored.


The campus VPN is not functioning properly.  ITS support staff are working to resolve this problem and expect to have it fixed within 90 minutes.  

We will update this notice as soon as more information is available.

Last updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:30pm