Cisco Vpn Anyconnect For Mac

  • On Windows Cisco AnyConnect uses Internet Explorer proxy settings. But looks like on Mac it does not use settings from: System preferences - Network - Advanced - Proxies. When i type VPN hostname and press 'Connect' button I instantly get this error: 'The vpn connection failed due to unsuccessful domain name resolution.'
  • The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Icon shows up on the top bar and if you hover your mouse over it, it will say it’s connected. Disconnecting from the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. To disconnect from the AnyConnect VPN connection on a Mac OS X system: Click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Icon in the top bar and choose “Disconnect.”.
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Troubleshooting Logs. Export information from the VPN client to help locate and isolate a connection problem. From the Applications folder, click the AnyConnect VPN icon to open the user interface. A new pane labeled Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client will pop up.; Click on the gear shaped icon lower left panel; Select the Statistics tab.; Click the Export button. The details contain.

Follow the instructions below to download, install and connect the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on your Mac computer (OS X 10.9 or newer) to the new MSU VPN.

Instructions

Download:

  1. Go to https://www3.montana.edu/software.
    Locate the Cisco AnyConnect (VPN Client) section (see image below).
  2. Click box next to I accept Software Terms of Use.
  3. Click the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (4.8) download link in the Mac OS X row (shownin red below).

    The installer file downloads. When download is complete, follow steps below to install.

Install client:

  1. Go to your Downloads folder (or whatever location the file was downloaded to) and double-click anyconnect-macos-4.8.00175-core-vpn-webdeploy-k9.dmg to unzip.
  2. Double-click anyconnect-macos-...pkg file to begin installation (see 1st image below).

    The AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Installer window opens (see 2nd image below).
  3. Click Continue and follow the steps to install.

  4. Enter your computer's password when prompted.
  5. Click Close to shut installer window, after installation is finished.
  6. Click the Move to Trash button when prompted.

Installation will now be complete.

Connect to VPN:

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  1. Go to your Applications folder, open the Cisco folder and then click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. app.
    The AnyConnect window opens (see image below).
  2. Enter vpn.msu.montana.edu (if not already entered) and click Connect (see top image below).
    In the login window that opens (see bottom image):
  3. Select Group (appropriate for you role at MSU, ie MSU-Employee or MSU-Student).
  4. Enter NetID and NetID password, click OK.
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You will now be connected to the MSU VPN. The Cisco icon in the dock will now have a little padlock on it and a tiny version Cisco round logo with padlock will be displayed on top menu bar.

To disconnect:

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Right-click on the icon in top menu bar and select Disconnect.

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To connect in the future:

You will no longer go through Network Preferences to connect to the VPN, just use the AnyConnect app.

Connect by right-clicking on the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the top menu bar or dock, then click the Connect button in the 'VPN Ready to connect' box.
If you don't see the icon in your top menu bar or dock, go to your Applications folder, open the Cisco folder and click the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.app. Next click the Connect button as shown in the image under step 4 above.

Some USC online services require access through on-campus USC Secure Wireless or a wired network connection. USC offers Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to provide secure remote access to these services when you are off-campus. Use AnyConnect VPN if you are away from the USC campus and are unable to connect to services. Additionally, you must use AnyConnect VPN to access internal USC systems handling confidential or sensitive data, such as Student Information Systems (SIS), and file servers for specific schools and departments.

Please be aware that you DO NOT need to use AnyConnect VPN when accessing Blackboard, Zoom, Workday, ServiceNow, Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps at USC.

Examples of Applications that Require AnyConnect VPN

  • Pitchbook – Marshall
  • Business Intelligence – Kuali
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • MyAccess
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)

How Do I Connect to VPN?

  • Faculty/Non-IT Staff and Students: Use AnyConnect VPN using the following address: vpn.usc.edu. Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is required.
  • IT Employees/SIS Users: Use AnyConnect VPN using the following address: connect.usc.edu. Duo 2FA is required.

NOTE: For detailed Cisco AnyConnect VPN client installation instructions for Mac and Windows and Frequently Asked Questions, refer to the resources listed in the right panel.

Existing VPN URLs

The following URLs are supported via AnyConnect VPN:

  • connect.usc.edu
  • sslvpn.usc.edu
  • vpn.usc.edu

Where Do I Go for Help?

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If you need help setting up AnyConnect VPN, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.

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If you have questions regarding confidential data protection, please email [email protected]