Virtual Private Network (VPN) Guide

The SF State VPN provides a secure way for faculty and staff to access protected on-campus resources using their SF State ID and Password. Connect to the VPN each time you need access to protected resources.

Connect to the SF State VPN using the AnyConnect Web client that launches in most Web browsers.

Web-based VPN access under Mac OS X is currently unreliable. Please install the MacOS VPN client manually. If you are unable to use the Web-based AnyConnect client please follow the manual instructions:



Current faculty and staff have automatic VPN access and should use the following VPN form to request access to specific VPN groups. Third party vendors and SF State students need to have the form completed on their behalf by an employee to obtain the required authorization to access restricted campus network resources.

SF State Virtual Private Network (VPN) Account Authorization form

Note: A SF State ID is required to create a VPN account for a user. All faculty, staff and students have a SF State ID. For vendors who do not have a SF State ID, the sponsoring department should contact Human Resources.