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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.

Maintenance

Services scheduled for maintenance over the next 7 days. Please refer to the calendar view of alerts for a complete schedule.

There is currently no planned maintenance.

Past 90 Days

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Alert History

Start: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:00am
End: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:00am
Description

The VPN service will undergo a change. Users will no longer be able to connect using the VPN website (https://vpn.uiowa.edu) connection method. The Cisco AnyConnect software will be required to connect to the VPN.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN client users will not experience any downtime during the maintenance.

Find more information on how to download, install, and connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:00am
Start: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00am
End: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 8:00am
Description

The VPN service will undergo a change. Users will no longer be able to connect using the VPN website (https://vpn.uiowa.edu) connection method. The Cisco AnyConnect software will be needed to connect to the VPN.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN client users will not experience any downtime during the maintenance.

Find more information on how to download, install, and connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:39pm
Start: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:15pm
End: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
Description

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
Start: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:15pm
End: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 2:45pm
Description

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