As part of its ongoing cybersecurity strategy, The Division of Information Technology has implemented a mandatory two-factor authentication for the Enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN)

What is two-factor authentication?

To increase security measures on your account, two-factor authentication requires two steps to log in. The first step is using something you know (i.e., your password), and the second step is something you have (i.e., cell phone) to securely verify your identity.

What is required to use the VPN?
  • Enroll your phone for two-factor
  • Cisco AnyConnect client


FIU implements the AnyConnect VPN client to allow FIU users to connect on and off campus to the FIU network through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

  • Supported Operating Systems
  • System Requirements
  • AnyConnect Clients
  • Installing the AnyConnect

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)


  • Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 are no longer supported
  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, & 10.10 x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)


  • Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (32-bit) and 6.4 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 9.x, 10.x, and 11.x (32-bit) and Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 (64-bit)

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows

  • Pentium class processor or greater.
  • 100 MB hard disk space.
  • Microsoft Installer, version 3.1.


  • 50MB of hard disk space.
  • To operate correctly with Mac OS X, AnyConnect requires a minimum display resolution of 1024 by 640 pixels.


  • x86 instruction set.
  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor.
  • 32 MB RAM.
  • 20 MB hard disk space.
  • Superuser privileges are required for installation.
  • libstdc++ users must have libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4) or higher, but below version 4.

AnyConnect Clients

Microsoft Windows



AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Release 3.0.x for Android

All AnyConnect Android packages are available for installation and upgrading from Google Play, except for the Kindle package, which is available on Amazon.com. Cisco does not distribute AnyConnect Android packages.

Supported Android Devices

  • Samsung Devices
  • HTC Devices
  • Kindle Devices
Samsung Devices
  • ACE+
  • Galaxy Tab 7 (WiFi only)
  • ACE II
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus & 7.7
  • Conquer 4G
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Appeal
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Beam
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
  • Galaxy Exhilarate
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Galaxy Mini
  • Galaxy W
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Xcover
  • Galaxy Note II
  • Galaxy Y Pro
  • Galaxy Note III
  • Illusion
  • Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Infuse
  • Galaxy Rush
  • Rugby
  • Galaxy S
  • Stratosphere
  • Galaxy S II
  • Stratosphere II
  • Galaxy S III
  • Transform Ultra
  • Galaxy S 4
  • Galaxy S 5
  • Galaxy Stellar
HTC Devices

HTC AnyConnect Release 3.0.x supports the HTC product lines listed at http://www.htcpro.com/enterprise/VPN. These devices must be running the minimum software required as shown in the table. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Software number to determine the software number running on your device.

Kindle Devices

Cisco AnyConnect (Kindle Tablet Edition) Release 3.0.x is available from Amazon for the following devices:

  • Kindle Fire HD
  • New Kindle Fire
  • Kindle Fire HDX
AnyConnect for Android 4.0 Devices and later (ICS+)

AnyConnect ICS+ Release 3.0.x offers VPN connectivity supported by the Android VPN Framework (AVF) in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. This package can be used on any Android device that is running ICS or later.

The AVF provides only basic VPN connectivity. The AnyConnect AVF client, dependent upon these basic VPN capabilities, is unable to provide the full set of VPN features available in the brand-specific packages.

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Release 3.0.x for Apple iOS

In addition to the webVPN and AnyConnect client, the recent upgrade also provides support for iOS devices to connect to FIU's VPN. The Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client for Apple iOS provides seamless and secure remote access to enterprise networks. It is available from the iTunes App Store. The user interface of the application has been designed to integrate tightly with the look and feel of Apple iOS. However, the functionality is similar to that found in the desktop AnyConnect client.

Supported Apple iOS devices

  • iPad Air 7.0 or later
  • iPad 2 6.0 or later
  • iPad (3rd generation) 6.0 or later
  • iPad (4th generation) 6.0 or later
  • iPad mini 6.0 or later
  • iPad mini (with Retina display) 7.0 or later
  • iPhone 3GS 6.0 - 6.1.6
  • iPhone 4 6.0 - 7.1.2
  • iPhone 4S 6.0 or later
  • iPhone 5 6.0 or later
  • iPhone 5C 7.0 or later
  • iPhone 5S 7.0 or later
  • iPhone 6 8.0 or later
  • iPhone 6 Plus 8.0 or later
  • iPod Touch (4th generation) 6.0 - 6.16
  • iPod Touch (5th generation) 6.0 or later

The client software is available on the Apple iTunes App Store only. The App store provides all AnyConnect for Apple iOS distributions and updates. Cisco does not distribute AnyConnect Apple iOS packages



In order to verify your identity, you will be required to enroll your phone (“something you have”) in FIU’s two-factor authentication system.

Please review these simple step-by-step instructions below to enroll your phone:

  • Visit login.fiu.edu/enroll
  • Log in using your FIU username and password
  • When prompted, enter the phone number of the device you would like to enroll in two-factor authentication (FIU numbers will not be accepted).
  • Specify what type of device corresponds to the enrolled number
  • When prompted, enter the code you received
  • You are now enrolled in two-factor authentication

TwoFactor with VPN

Launch your Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, you will be prompted for your FIU username, password, and a “second password”. In this second password field, you will specify your preferred verification method (“something you have”).

In the second password field, you will be required to type “push”, “phone”, or “sms”.

  • Push: uses the DUO Mobile app *
  • Phone: places an automated voice call *
  • SMS: sends unique verification codes via text messages **

(*Note: Your carrier’s data and message rates may apply)

(**Note: Your carrier’s data and message rates may apply, 10 codes are sent in one text message to use 10 different times.)

Signing into Any Connect VPN using Two-Factor


What is SSL VPN?

SSL VPN is a client application used to connect to the VPN. This is an application, which gets installed on the computer. This client has support for 64bit systems. This is also known as the AnyConnect client.

What is my username and password?

Use your My Accounts username and password to access the FIU VPN.Visit https://myaccounts.fiu.edu for additional information.

I need to access systems behind a firewall what vpn would be best to use?

AnyConnect client.

Can I use VPN on my iphone?

Yes. Please look above for supported devices.