Service Description

VPN (virtual private network) can be used to access internal resources from off-campus.

Nowadays, VPN is required for only a few services, used by a small number of people:

  • On-premise file servers/shares (e.g., TempStorage)
  • Financial Aid PowerFAIDs
  • Cognos
  • OnBase
  • CX Servers

Please note that VPN is not needed to access The Claremont Colleges Library resources, Google Workplace, HMC email resources, the Portal, Sakai, or Workday.


Available to all faculty, students, staff, and emeritus at HMC.

How to Access the Service

To log in, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect to vpn.claremont.edu
  2. Select “Harvey Mudd College” from the Group drop-down menu
  3. Enter your HMC credentials in the Rapid Identity login window
  4. Approve the Duo prompt

For more detailed steps with screenshots, please refer to this guide.

If you have the Cisco AnyConnect application installed already, you can upgrade your client by connecting to vpn.claremont.edu and approving the prompts to update your client.

If you do not have the VPN client already installed, you will need to download the Cisco AnyConnect application from this Google Drive folder.

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