Cisco AnyConnect Instructions


These instructions are for end-users who specifically require connection to off campus resources, such as Unisys data center hosting PeopleSoft applications.  All other campus users should be using GlobalProtect VPN for their general campus use.



  1. Install the software. For University owned devices joined to the campus domain or managed by Endpoint/Intune, please install Cisco VPN from Software Center or Company Portal app. Instructions can be found below, or you can consult with your local technical coordinator.  You can also manually download client (; however, computer administrator account priveleges are required.
  2. Portal Address:

Campus Domain Computers (Typically on-campus desktop computers)

  1.  In the Windows task bar, search for "Software Center"
     Software Center
  2. When Software Center opens, Click Cisco AnyConnect
     CSULB Application Catalog
  3. Click install
    Cisco Install


Intune Managed Devices (typically laptop computers)

  1. Search and open Company Portal App
    Company Portal
  2. Click Apps on the left hand navigation
  3. Featured Apps
  4. Search for Cisco AnyConnect
    Cisco AnyConnect
  5. Click Install
    Install Cisco AnyConnect
  6. Once client application is installed, launch Cisco AnyConnect client and enter name and click connect: awsvpn.cmsdc.calstate.eduVPN ready to connect window
  7. Ensure “csu” is selected and proceed to select “Long Beach” from the drop-down menu.Cisco Any connect drop down group menuCSU login page
  8. Enter your CSULB email address and click nextSSO sign in page
  9. Enter your CSULB password and click sign in.SSO enter password page
  10. Approve your sign in by using your preferred MFA Approve sign in request page
  11. Authenticate with Microsoft MFA.  This step will be removed once migration is complete. 
  12. Accept the terms and conditions and VPN client should now be connected. Connected window asking to accept
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