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What group should I use for AnyConnect VPN?
There are two group options when connecting to AnyConnect, and which you use depends on what you are trying to access.
Two group options exist when connecting to AnyConnect: General-Use and Library-Resources
The General-Use group provides access to both university system resources (such as Banner, Travel & Expense Management (TEM), and others) and to department resources (such as allowing for you to Remote Desktop to your office computer, or access a departmental file share). While connected to this group, only network traffic destined for university/departmental resources travels through the VPN connection, meaning the TV show you are streaming on your computer at the same time does not go through the UIC network. However, this group does not provide access to Library electronic collections.
The Library-Resources group provides access to Library electronic collections from off-campus, along with access to university system resources (such as Banner, Travel & Expense Management (TEM), and others), but does not allow access to department resources. While connected to this group, essentially all network traffic travels through the VPN connection, meaning the TV show you are streaming and other websites you are browsing on your computer is coming through the UIC network. While this configuration is necessary to provide the access to Library electronic collections, for your privacy, it is not recommended to remain connected to this group longer than necessary.