The USF St. Petersburg VPN allows you to access on-campus resources while working remotely or while on the USF wireless network. The USF St. Petersburg VPN is commonly used to access university network drives and USF St. Petersburg hosted applications.
The USF St. Petersburg VPN is a separate from the USF VPN that is accessed using the Palo Alto GlobalProtect client.
5/24/2021: The USF St. Petersburg VPN is migrating to a new domain on 5/28/21. The new connection server address will be vpn.stpete.usf.edu. Regular St. Petersburg campus VPN users will find the new server address in the drop-down field on the connection screen. Otherwise, you will need to type in the new server address to connect.
After clicking/tapping Connect, verify that the correct group is selected on the next screen prior to logging in with your credentials. Most VPN users will select USF-Forest as the group.
8/24/2020: USF St. Petersburg transitioned from using Bayboro accounts to using your USF email address to log into the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN client for most VPN users. Learn how to log in with your USF email address.
Request access to the USF St. Petersburg VPN
Complete the form below to request access to the USF St. Petersburg VPN. Once you have been given access, you will be able to download and log into the VPN using your USF email address and password.
Install the Cisco AnyConnect Client
For university devices that don't already have the client installed, contact the St. Petersburg Help Desk for assistance. For personal devices, the Cisco AnyConnect client can be downloaded from https://vpn.usfsp.edu.
Log into the St. Petersburg VPN using your NetID.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a "secure tunnel" between your computer and another network, such as the USF St. Petersburg network.
In order to use the USF St. Petersburg VPN, you need to
- Have a computer with a supported Operating System
- Be a USF St. Petersburg faculty or staff member with an active employee status
- Have the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client on your device
When connected to the USF St. Petersburg campus with the VPN client, you will have the ability to connect university network drives, P drives, and access other USF St. Petersburg resources.
While accessing network resources through the VPN you are subject to all University policies and agreements.