As part of Pomona College’s rollout of Duo multifactor authentication, ITS will be making a small change to the remote access VPN (aka Cisco AnyConnect) on Friday evening, February 15.

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Q: What is changing?

When connecting to the VPN using Cisco AnyConnect, the login screen that prompts for your username and password currently has only one option for the ‘Group’ drop-down box called ‘POMONA-COLLEGE.’ ITS will be adding a new option called ‘POMONA-COLLEGE-DUO.’

Q: What do I need to do?

Continue using the ‘POMONA-COLLEGE’ option.

Q: Why is this change being made?

ITS is making this change to support testing Duo authentication for the VPN. ITS will send out additional communications to those who will be testing the Duo VPN integration.

Q: What is Duo?

Duo Security is a form of multifactor authentication. Multi-factor authentication requires that you type a password and then confirm that it is indeed you trying to sign in by approving the login from an approved secure device. If someone gains access to your password, they will still have to get past this verification, or else they will not be able to log in. For more information, please the ITS new article “Multi-Factor Authentication is Coming to Pomona College.”

As always, feel free to contact the ITS Service Desk at (909) 621-8061 or servicedesk@pomona.edu for any questions or assistance.