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Morgridge VPN Connection and Client Installation

This document describes how to access the DiscoverIT VPN and install Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. A virtual private network (VPN) creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network. Using a VPN ensures the appropriate level of security to the connected systems when the underlying network infrastructure alone cannot provide it.

Connecting to the Discovery Network

  1. Enroll in the Morgridge DUO instance. This is separate from UW's. You can request an enrollment email by contacting DiscoverIT.

  2. Point a web browser at From the drop down select "Morgridge" if it is not selected and login with your Network username/password from the machine that needs remote access. You will need to accept the DUO push. 

  3. The site will attempt to install the client automatically. If it is unsuccessful, click the "Download for Windows" or "Download for Mac" link to download the installer.

  4. Open the file that downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to install the VPN client software onto your machine.

  5. Once the software is installed, open "Cisco AnyConnect" on your computer

  6. Enter "" in the window that opens.

  7. Log in with your Network username and password.

  8. Approve the connection in the Duo app


Open the VPN client user interface by double-clicking the icon in the system tray, the Disconnect button in the Connections tab of the user interface will allow you to sever your connection to the Discovery network.


The VPN software is installed the first time you connect to the Discovery network, for subsequent connections you may start the already installed software. During subsequent connections, the VPN software also checks it is the latest version and will notify you, and then give you the option to install the newest software. On Windows, the software will be installed under the “Start” menu in Cisco→Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Under the 'Connect To' box make sure to use If you use the Cisco AnyConnect software to connect to a different remote network, the client will generally fill in the box with the last network you connected to.

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