If you are a Social Services vendor, follow the instructions below to connect to the County’s VPN.
1. From your web browser, go to https://vpn.co.dakota.mn.us.
“Cisco Secure Desktop" will appear and analyze your computers configuration and settings for adherence to Dakota County standards and policies.
Once it's done analyzing your computer, the VPN Web Portal page will appear.
2. Select Social Services Vendors from the GROUP field.
Dakota County VPN requires multifactor authentication (MFA). If you haven't enrolled your Dakota County user ID in MFA, please go to the Dakota County MFA Enrollment and complete enrollment.
3. Enter your 5-digit Dakota County user ID and password into the USERNAME and PASSWORD fields and click Login.
If your user ID and password are correct, you will be prompted to enter a multifactor authentication (MFA) code. Your mobile device will either display a text message with an MFA code or, through the Microsoft Authenticator app, prompt you to validate your attempted connection. Enter the MFA code from the text message or click Approve in the Microsoft Authenticator app, whichever applies.
The Anyconnect VPN Client will automatically install.
Following the AnyConnect VPN client install, the VPN home page should appear.
If you encounter problems connecting to the Dakota County VPN or have any related questions, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-438-4346.