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Use Cisco AnyConnect VPN for macOS

Issue/Question

  • How do I use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on my macOS?

Environment

  • Security
  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Software & Apps
  • Computing: Personally-owned Computer
  • Computing: University-owned Computer
  • macOS

Rationale

  • Miami has an Internet Firewall that restricts the functions that can be performed by computers that are NOT directly connected to Miami's network. VPN allows a computer that is accessing our network from off-campus to behave as if it is on-campus

Resolution

  1. Press Command-key+space-bar to open Spotlight Search
  2. Enter AnyConnect in the Spotlight search field
  3. Double-lick the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client application
  4. In the AnyConnect window, the VPN: Connected to field should be pre-populated with muvpn.miamioh.edu
    • If not, enter muvpn.miamioh.edu into the connection field
  5. When prompted, enter your UniqueID and MUnet password
  6. Tap OK to connect
  7. After a few moments, the window will disappear
    • Note the Cisco AnyConnect VPN lock icon in the Apple toolbar near the top-right of your screen

 

Disconnect VPN

  • To close the VPN connection, click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client lock icon and select the Disconnect option

 

Notes

 

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Article ID: 6535
Created
Thu 6/4/15 10:13 AM
Modified
Thu 7/19/18 10:05 AM