VPN for iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch)

Apple iOS has a built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) client that allows you to establish a secure connection to UMKC's local area network.  

Detailed iOS VPN Instructions (iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch)

  1. Tap on the Settings app
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap VPN
  4. Tap Add VPN Configuration
  5. For the VPN type select IPsec
  6. Click Back
  7. For Description, type: UMKC-IPsec
  8. For Server, type:
  9. For Account, type your UMKC Username. Do not include or If your account is on a non-UMKC domain you will need to prepend your username with your domain prefix.
  10. For Password, type your UMKC Username password. Note: you will need to update your VPN settings every time you change your UMKC Username password
  11. For Group Name, type: UMKC
  12. For Secret, type: UMKC
  13. Tap Done in the top right corner
  14. Move the VPN slider to the ON position to establish the VPN connection
  15. When you no longer need the VPN connection, open the settings app and move the VPN slider to the OFF position

Terms of Use

A VPN connects your device to the UMKC network. This means it is visible to the world as part of the UMKC network which exposes it to the same threats as any device on the campus. These may include attempts to gain unauthorized access to your machine. Your device's vulnerability is determined by the security settings, policies and behaviors you employ in the use and management of the device. It is your responsibility to protect your device from unauthorized access.