Connecting to the Anvil VPN

Instances running in Anvil are assigned a private IP address starting with “10.71”. You can connect to these private IP addresses from any HCC cluster worker or login node.

To directly access your instance from your home or office computer, connect to the Anvil VPN service.

Installing software for your PC

If you’ve connected to NU’s VPN previously, you should already have the Cisco AnyConnect client installed.

To install the Cisco AnyConnect client, go to and sign in with your NUID and associated password. You will be asked to authenticate with DUO for TrueYou. If you do not have DUO setup for TrueYou UNL ITS has instructions provided on how to set it up. After login, you will be directed to a page where you can download the Cisco AnyConnect client.

Otherwise, we recommend the OpenConnect VPN client.

Connecting with the Cisco client

Open the “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client” and connect to

Login with your HCC username and password

Login with Duo

Type… To…
push Push a login request to your phone. Just review the request and tap “Approve” to log in.
phone Authenticate via phone callback.
sms Get a new batch of SMS passcodes.
A passcode Log in using a passcode, either generated with Duo Mobile, or your YubiKey

Installing software for your Android or Apple device