Installing the VPN with AnyConnect on Mac

Associated Service Virtual Private Network

Overview

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

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later
  • Local administrator access if not installing from Managed Software Center
  • Your CampusID and CampusID password.
    NOTE: If you have forgotten your CampusID password, visit campusid.gsu.edu

Contents

DIRECTIONS FOR THE ANYCONNECT SECURE MOBILITY CLIENT

Install the AnyConnect Client

  1. Open your browser and go to GSU’s Download Center.
  2. Log in using your CampusID and password.
  3. Click either the Studnet or the Faculty and Staff tab, find and click Cisco, then select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 3
  4. Choose Mac as your platform, then click Add to Cart.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 4
  5. Click Check Out.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 5
  6. Enter your Campus email address and type your name in the boxes provided, then click I Accept.
    NOTE: If you have forgotten your CampusID password, visit http://campusid.gsu.edu
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 6
  7. Click Proceed with Order.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 7
  8. Click DOWNLOAD LINK.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 8
  9. Click DOWNLOAD on the following page.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 9
  10. You may be prompted to select your campus account:

    Select your Campus Account

    And then to sign in to with your CampusID and Password:

    Log in to your Campus Account
  11. Find and select the downloaded AnyConnect file, then click AnyConnect to begin the installation.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 10
  12. Click Continue.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 11
  13. Click Continue. A dialog box will appear afterwards to ensure the License Agreement. Click Agree.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 12
  14. Click Continue.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 13
  15. Click Install.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 14
  16. Enter the administrator’s username and password. Click OK.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 15
  17. Click Close.
    Installing the AnyConnect: Step 16


Installing via Managed Software Center

Managed Mac systems owned by GSU can install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client using Managed Software Center. (Some IT groups deploy the AnyConnect client automatically.) To install via Managed Software Center:

  1. Connect your Mac to the GSU campus network, via CatChat2x Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  2. Open Managed Software Center from the Applications folder, or by searching for it in Launchpad.
    Installing the AnyConnect via Managed Software Center: Step 2
  3. Search for Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client as shown, then click Install. You can watch installation progress by clicking the Updates tab.
    Installing the AnyConnect via Managed Software Center: Step 3


Connecting and Disconnecting

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect client
  2. If necessary, enter secureaccess.gsu.edu as shown, then click Connect.
    Connect and Disconnect AnyConnect: Step 2
  3. Choose a group from the drop-down menu, enter your Campus ID and password, and click OK.
    Connect and Disconnect AnyConnect: Step 3
  4. To disconnect, simply open the Cisco AnyConnect client and click disconnect, or use the icon in the menu bar. (Note that the icon in the menu bar is only present while the app is open.)
    Connect and Disconnect AnyConnect: Step 4


Uninstalling

To remove the Cisco AnyConnect client:

  1. If the Anyconnect client is open, quit the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  2. In the Finder, open the Applications folder, then open the Cisco folder located inside. Locate and open the Uninstall AnyConnect app.
    Uninstall AnyConnect: Step 2
  3. When asked to confirm, click Uninstall and authenticate as a local administrator.
    Uninstall AnyConnect: Step 3

Help

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