For faculty and staff, read this first to find out more about connecting to SCU resources via VPN.


To Download the VPN client,

  1. Go to https://vpn.scu.edu
  2. Use your SCU Network ID (SCU GMAIL w/o "@scu.edu") and current password (same as MySCU portal or Gmail)
  3. Download the client for your OS



Also, visit SCU's online guide on working remotely



When logging into the VPN portal (https://vpn.scu.edu), it does require you use your SCU network ID and password. If will use DUO dual factor authentication (DFA) to let you onto the site to download. If you don't have DFA push, i.e. Duo sends an approval acknowledgement to your mobile device.

Do you have DUO app setup on your phone? If you do, what type of Duo authentication did you select at the time of Duo setup? The methods of authentication are:

1) Phone callback
2) Push to Duo app on your registered mobile phone
3) Passcode generated by Duo
4) Passcode generate by the keyfob provided to you by SCU IT

Most users have at least use two methods with passcode generator being one of them as the default. If you have the Duo app on your phone, you can open the Duo app and get a passcode generated just for you. Once you get that passcode, you go back to the vpn login page and log in this way


For example, juser and password is safetyfirst  and the passcode generated by Duo app is 919 456

USERNAME: juser
PASSWORD: safetyfirst,919456