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Cisco AnyConnect VPN – Start Before Logon

In updated versions of the Cisco AnyConnect Client, Windows users are able to connect to the UVM VPN prior to logging into their domain-joined UVM computer via the Start Before Logon (SBL) feature. This feature is especially useful in cases where configurations for UVM computers are only applied as part of a logon, though it can also be a convenience for remote users.

Domain Joined Windows Users Only

Additionally, on-campus users in the BASIC VPN groups should not need to connect to VPN if they are connected to Eduroam or the UVM wired or wireless networks.

Signing Into VPN Before Logon

  1. While fully logged out of Windows, click the leftmost button in the  bottom right corner with Network sign-in as the hovertext.
    Not seeing this icon?

    If you don’t see the Network Sign-in icon, please reboot your computer. You may also need to update your Cisco AnyConnect client.

  2. Change the URL to sslvpn2.uvm.edu/nosaml.
  3. Click Connect.
  4. Enter your UVM NetID and password
  5. If required, proceed through the normal Duo MFA prompts.
  6. Click Accept. If you do not see this screen, it’s possible you entered your username or password incorrectly, your Multi-Factor Authentication method failed, or you don’t have access to the VPN and must request it at go.uvm.edu/vpnrequest.
  7. To verify you are successfully connected, you will see the option to Disconnect bottom right corner. Don’ t click it.
  8. Sign in with your UVM NetID and password. If your user isn’t found, prepend CAMPUS\ to your NetID, as in the image below.
Updated on August 11, 2023

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