iOS VPN is a “virtual private network” (VPN) configuration for Apple iOS devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The VPN allows users not on the UCSF network, access to restricted resources on the UCSF network in the same way as you would from the UCSFwpa wireless network.

This service is provided in partnership with the UCSF Medical Center.

Available to

Faculty, staff, and studens with an active MyAccess SF account. Affiliates can gain access through a departmental request.

Requirements for iOS VPN

  • Apple device running iOS v3.1 or newer
  • An active MyAccess "SF######"


The iOS VPN  service provides a fully encrypted connection between the mobile device and the UCSF network.