VPN’s Multi-factor Authentication Coming Friday, January 20

As part of Illinois Tech’s ongoing effort to enhance the university’s cybersecurity, on Friday, January 20, the Office of Technology Services (OTS) will be introducing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for our Virtual Private Network (VPN) that will use Access Illinois Tech’s MFA environment with which you are already familiar and currently using.

What do I need to do?

  1. As usual, when working outside the university’s network,  please first connect to IL Tech’s VPN (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client).
  2. You will see VPN.IIT.EDU.  Click “Connect.”
    Screenshot of screen
  3. For your username, be sure to type in your entire IIT email address as shown below.  Please note:  This is new and different!
  4. Type in your university password, and click “OK.”
  5. You will receive a popup on your mobile device asking if you just tried to sign into the “Radius” application.” (Note: that this popup notification will always display next to the device icon the word “Linux.”  See the image below.)
    Screenshot of Okta
  6. Hit “Yes, it’s me.”
  7. You’re connected!

Thank you for helping us build a culture of cybersecurity at Illinois Tech!