Service Catalog

VPN Access


The USF St. Petersburg VPN will allow you to access on-campus resources while working remotely or while on the USF wireless network. The VPN is commonly used to access university network drives and P drives. 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.

Latest Changes

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

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 polices 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.