Installing the VPN with AnyConnect on Mac

Associated Service Virtual Private Network


This document describes the steps to install Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Mac OS X.


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with Administrator access
  • Java runtime (JRE)
  • Uninstall any previous Georgia State VPN on your computer
  • Your CampusID and CampusID password
    You may need your administrator’s name and password to complete the installation. If you do not have administrative access to your computer, please contact your local IT support, or the IS&T Help Center at
    NOTE: If you have forgotten your CampusID password, visit CampusID Website


Installing the VPN with AnyConnect on Mac

Steps to Uninstall a Previous Version of GSU’s Cisco VPN Client


  1. Click Go on the top menu bar.
  2. In the drop-down menu select Applications.
  3. Select the application you want to uninstall.

    NOTE: “” is being used as an example. You would look for “Cisco Systems VPN Client″. (The version numbers at the end may vary)
  4. Drag the selected application over the Trash icon and drop it there.
  5. Right click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
  6. Click Empty Trash.

    NOTE: Check the contents of the Trash and remove any items that you do not want permanently deleted.

Steps to Install Java Runtime (JRE)

NOTE: If you are running Mac OS 10.6 and higher, make sure you have Java installed and it is running

Go to and follow the steps for Method 2 to install Java runtime (JRE)

Steps to Install Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client with Mac OS X

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to
  2. On the SSL VPN Service page:
    1. Enter your CampusID and CampusID password in the “Login” box.
    2. Select either “On Campus”, “Off Campus”, or “Wireless” for “Group.”
      • Select “Wireless” if you are on campus and are connected to Georgia State University’s wireless network.
      • Select “On Campus” if you are on campus and are connected to GSU’s local area network using wired access.
      • Select “Off-Campus” if you are not on the GSU campus network.
    3. Click “Login” to continue.
  3. Click “Allow” when prompted to allow Java access to your computer for the installation.

    NOTE: Once the connection is complete, the following image will appear in your browser window. You are now connected over VPN.

Manually Installing the VPN Client

  1. Click on Mac OS X 10.5+ (intel) in the Manual Installation screen.
  2. Click Continue in the Introduction screen.
  3. Click Continue in the License screen, and click Agree when asked whether you agree to the terms of the software license agreement.
  4. Click Continue in the Destination Select screen.
  5. Click Install in the Installation Type screen.
  6. Enter your administrator’s name and password, then click OK.
  7. Click Close when the installation is complete.
  8. Click on Macintosh HD icon, and click on the Applications folder.
  9. Select the Cisco folder.
  10. Double-click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure …Mobility
  11. Enter in the “Connect to” field, and click Select.

Connecting and Disconnecting Your VPN AnyConnect Client

The AnyConnect VPN Client will appear in your menu bar and in the Applications folder. You can use either one to disconnect or connect.

Uninstalling the Cisco VPN AnyConnect Client

  1. Click on Finder.
    Look for Finder on the Mac's Dock, usually at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Select Applications in the left navigation bar.
  3. Select the Cisco folder.
  4. Click Uninstall AnyConnect and follow the prompts.


If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IS&T Help Center at (404) 413-HELP (4357) or