Endpoint Services, MECM, Secure Client Start Before Login


For mobile Windows devices, deploy the 'Secure Client Start Before Login'. In combination with the 'Secure Client AnyConnect VPN', this allows off-campus first-time users to log into a mobile device with their campus credentials.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

Deploy and use the 'Secure Client Start Before Login'

  • Deploy the 'Secure Client Start Before Login - Latest' application to the respective collection - located at '\Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications\MANAGED APPLICATIONS\VPN\Modules'
    • Ensure the 'Secure Client AnyConnect VPN - Latest' is deployed to the same collection

  • Once installed, refer to the steps below for a walk-through of the end-user's experience
    • At the login screen, connect to an available network by selecting the globe:
      • Connect to network through globe at login screen

    • Once you have connected, select the icon to the left of the last globe icon to launch the VPN
      • Select icon to the left of the globe to open VPN

    • When prompted, enter ‘vpn.cites.illinois.edu’ and click ‘connect’
      • Enter VPN server and select connect

    • Once prompted, input your UofI credentials
      • Input your UOFI credentials

    • Once connected, return to the login window and select ‘Other user’. Login with your UofI credentials
      • Login with UOFI credentials at main login window

Contact the EPS team

KeywordsEPS TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM VPN "start before login" "sbl" "anyconnect"   Doc ID131483
OwnerEPS Distribution List .GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-09-17 18:28 CSTUpdated2023-09-19 08:22 CST
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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