The USF St. Petersburg VPN will allow 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. Your network drives are automatically mapped when (1) you are logged into the VPN, (2) using a university laptop, and (3) logged into the computer with your Bayboro account. When using the VPN client on a personal computer, you will be prompted to enter your Bayboro username and password to map the network drives. The USF St. Petersburg VPN is a separate network than the USF VPN that is accessed using the Palo Alto GlobalProtect client.
Step 1: Request access to the USF St. Petersburg VPN
Complete the form below to request access to the USF St. Petersburg VPN. Once we have given you access, you will be able to log into the VPN using your USF NetID username and password.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Log into the St. Petersburg VPN using your NetID.
USF St. Petersburg transitioned from using Bayboro accounts to using Forest accounts (NetIDs) to log into the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN client on 8/24/2020.
Complete the VPN access request below to request access to use the USF St. Petersburg VPN with your Forest account (NetID).
USF St. Petersburg VPN Access Request FORM
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.