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Off-Campus and Distance Users

Learn how MSU students, faculty, and staff can access library materials away from campus

As you navigate the library pages off campus you will see login screens such as:
Off-campus library loginMinnState login

Plan B: The VPN

As an alternative, you can use the VPN Portal, or download and install the AnyConnect VPN application but the above method is the preferred one.  You will need to enter your Star ID information.  The browser within the VPN window behaves as if you are on campus.

VPN browser window

 

1. Select AnyConnect on the left navigation pane.

 

2. Click on "Start AnyConnect" that is located under the AnyConnect section.

 

3. Click on "Download for macOS", once downlod is completed locate the downloaded file.

 

4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the onscreen prompt to install the application.

 

5. Locate and execute the installed application "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" in your application folder, it should be located under the folder name "Cisco".

 

6. Enter in vpn.mnsu.edu into the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

 

7. Click on connect then sign into Cisco AnyConnect using your StarID and StarID password to connect to MNSU network.

 

8. Verify your connection by looking at the AnyConnect icon in the menu bar and and it should have a little lock on it.

1. Select AnyConnect on the left navigation pane.

 

2. Click on "Start AnyConnect" that is located under the AnyConnect section.

 

3. Click on "Download for macOS", once downlod is completed locate the downloaded file.

 

4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the onscreen prompt to install the application.

 

5. Locate and execute the installed application "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" in the start menu, it should be located under the folder name "Cisco".

 

6. Enter in vpn.mnsu.edu into the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

 

7. Click on connect then sign into Cisco AnyConnect using your StarID and StarID password to connect to MNSU network.

 

8. Verify your connection by looking at the AnyConnect icon in the menu bar and and it should have a little lock on it.

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