Service Catalog

VPN Access


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 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.

New VPN address
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.

VPN Group setting8/24/2020: 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

Click here for installation instructions

Log into the St. Petersburg VPN using your NetID.

Click here for instructions on how to log into the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.


USF St. Petersburg VPN Access Request FORM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a "secure tunnel" between your computer and another network, such as the USF St. Petersburg network. 


What are the requirements to use the USF St. Petersburg VPN?

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 using the VPN, what will I have access to?

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.


Are there any relevant university policies I should be aware of when using the VPN?

While accessing network resources through the VPN you are subject to all University policies and agreements.