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Using UB-Owned Computer and a Fob

Connect from your office computer or a laptop you take home. IT Staff set up your computer for you.

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1. Prepare Your Computer

Your system administrator will install Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software on your UB-owned computer once you complete the Handling Data Safely training and receive pre-authorization for administrative access to HUB from the HUB Leads.

2. Learn How to Read the Fob

The fob displays a 6-digit tokencode that changes every 60 seconds, represented by two indicators:

  • On the far left, a column of 6 bars repesents a full minute.
    • The top bar disappears after 5 seconds.
    • Each of the next 5 bars disappears every 10 seconds.
    • When the last bar disappears, 5 seconds remain before the tokencode changes.
  • In the lower right corner, a dot flashes every second.

3. Connect to Adm VPN to Access HUB Administrative Functions

Connection Time

  • You may remain connected for up to 24 consecutive hours of use or you will disconnect.
  • You may allow your connection to remain idle for up to 3 consecutive hours or you will disconnect.

1. Select Start > All Programs > Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client > Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

2. The first time you connect, you must enter in the Connect to field. Click Select

  • A window may pop up asking "Do you trust this remote connection?" If so, click Connect.
  • A window may pop up alerting you that "The identity of the remote computer cannot be verified." If so, click Yes.

3. From the Group drop-down menu, select one of the following:

  • Admin if you are on campus.
  • Admin-OffCampus if you are off campus

4. If you already set a PIN for your fob, skip to step 5, below. Otherwise, if it is your first time connecting, enter the following (Note: For Mac clients, you will only be prompted with "Answer;" answer in order shown below.):

  1. User name: your UBITName
  2. Passcode: your fob's six-digit tokencode (Note: the passcode is not your UBIT password.
  3. Click Connect.
    1. The New PIN Wizard will start.
    2. Re-enter your new PIN.
    3. Click Finish.
    4. Wait one minute or less for the number on your hardware token (fob) to change, then click OK.

5. Enter the following:

  • User name: your UBITName
  • Passcode: your PIN immediately followed by your fob's tokencode (Note: the passcode is not your UBIT password.)

6. Click Connect. You are now connected.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known