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Beginning on Monday, September 18, 2-Step Verification will be required to utilize the UNC School of Medicine Campus VPN to access resources from off-campus locations. The Cisco VPN Client is typically used when off campus to access shared network resources such as the J: drive, and on-campus printers, as well as connecting to your office desktop using the Remote Desktop Connection. Read more for information on registering for 2-Step Verification (Duo).

2-Step Verification coming to UNC SOM VPN Sept. 18
Connection settings for UNC SOM Campus VPN (UNCCampus group)

Think of 2-Step Verification as another layer of protection for your most vital accounts. For applications that require 2-Step Verification, you will be required to log in with both your password and an additional security measure, such as a:

  • code delivered via text, voice call or mobile app
  • push (or pop-up) notification on your smartphone
  • call to your landline phone

Enrolling in 2-Step Verification takes just 10 minutes and helps keep you and UNC secure. To learn more, visit

Please note that the September 18 addition of 2-Step Verification to VPN access applies only to the UNC School of Medicine Campus VPN group (UNCCampus). This will not impact other VPN groups, such as UNC Health Care (UNCHealthcare).