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Updating AccessAnywhere Login Credentials in Windows

AccessAnywhere is one of BCIT’s VPNs, available only to faculty and staff, and required for offsite access to certain systems (myVPN, BCIT’s other VPN is available to all students in addition to faculty and staff and is the recommended option for most users). If your BCIT login ID or password changes, you will be required update your credentials in your Windows AccessAnywhere VPN. In most cases, you may use the client application to update your login ID or password.

Login change, July 5, 2021

BCIT is changing the way you login to BCIT systems. This change will enable BCIT to access new cloud-based software in the future.

Until July 5, 2021, continue to use your BCIT ID (A0…) to login to BCIT systems. Starting July 5, 2021, use your primary BCIT email address instead. Your password will not change.

Learn about updating your saved logins in browsers and password managers

Updating your login credentials in AccessAnywhere

If your BCIT login credentials have changed, in most cases the AccessAnywhere client application will appear automatically when it fails to connect, allowing you change your credentials easily.

AccessAnywhere window, showing fields for user name and password

If the AccessAnywhere client application doesn’t open automatically, you’ll need to manually open it and edit your credentials. To do so:

  1. Click on the Windows button and Select Settings.
    Windows menu with Settings highlighted
  2. Within the Windows Settings menu, select Network & Internet.
  3. From the left menu, select VPN.
  4. Under the list of VPN’s, select BCIT VPN (this may also appear as AccessAnywhere).
  5. Click on Advanced Options.
    VPN settings window showing the Advanced options button underneath the selected BCIT VPN item
  6. Click on Edit.
  7. Update either your login ID or password as required, then click on Save.
    Edit VPN window, showing the fields for user name and password
  8. Once you return to the previous menu, click Apply then close the menu.

You have now updated your AccessAnywhere credentials and should be able to connect to AccessAnywhere as usual.