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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).

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).

Below are the connection settings for the UNC School of Medicine Campus VPN (UNCCampus group):