Public Knowledge Base Solution 150170
How to Download and Configure Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Client for Macintosh
        
Entered on 05/21/2015 at 08:29:20 EDT (GMT-0400)

 

The following steps will guide you through the brief process of downloading and installing the Cisco VPN client for Macintosh OS X 10.6 and later.

 

NOTE Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 Users (or higher): Mac OS X 10.8 or higher users have an extra security step they must do to run the package, which is described at the bottom of this page.  Please scroll down and follow those steps.  Once you are done, you can scroll up and resume at "Cisco VPN Installation Steps".

If you have an earlier version of OS X please continue directly below:

 

Downloading the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client

 

1. To download the VPN Client, first direct your browser to TERPware at http://terpware.umd.edu.

 

2. Log in to TERPware by clicking on Log In on the navigational bar at the top of the window.  Log in using your University of Maryland Directory ID and Password.

 

3. On the left side of the screen under the Software menu, click the Network link.  Under the Network software menu, click on Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client software.

 

4. Under Downloads, click the VPN Client Mac.zip file link.  Your download will begin. 

 

Cisco VPN Installation Steps

 

1. Double-click on the downloaded file to mount the image, if it's not already mounted. 

 

2. Double-click the AnyConnect icon.  

 

3. If you get a prompt like the one below, click Continue.

Can the software be installed

4. The Install AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client welcome window will appear; click on Continue.

VPNClient Installer
5. Read the license agreement and click Continue.

Software License Agreement
6. Click Agree.

Agree to Terms

7. The installer will present options to you; Make sure Web Security and Posture are UNCHECKED. Click the Continue button.

Custom Install

8. The installer will automatically select the drive where the Cisco VPN client will be installed. Click the Install button.

Standard Install
9. The installer will now ask you for your computer password. This is your Administrator password. Enter the password and click OK to begin the installation.

Type password
10. When the installer finishes, click the Close button to quit the installer.

Installation Completed Successfully

 

Using the Client


Use the VPN client whenever you need to access University of Maryland Internet resources or (if you use the UMCP wireless network) when you want to encrypt your Internet communications.

 

1. Connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  

 

2. Go to the Cisco folder in your Applications folder. Double-click the icon labeled Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 

 

3. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client window will appear. Enter vpn.umd.edu in the Connect to: field and click the Connect button.


4. VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. A VPN provides an encrypted and secure connection “tunnel” path from a user's machine to its destination through the public Internet. There are four profiles to choose from: UMD, UMapps, UMD-MFS, and UMAccess. 

 

UMD: The current general profile is called UMD and is used by off campus users that need to connect back to the University securely. Only traffic destined to the university will be sent through the VPN tunnel.

 

UMapps: The UMapps profile is used by on and off campus hosts to connect to sensitive resources on campus that do not have adequate built in application security and encryption.  

 

UMD-MFA: The profile UMD-MFA is needed to access some data center applications and is used to verify user identity before allowing access to some campus systems. The UMD-MFA profile will be used by people both on or off campus to connect to specific resources that require an extra level of security using Multi-Factor Authentication.  

 

UMAccess: the profile UMAccess is a more secure version of the UMapps profile. The UMAccess profile will be used by people both on or off campus to connect to specific resources that require an extra level of security using Multi-Factor Authentication. 

 

 

Select the Group you want to use. Enter your Directory ID at the Username field and your Directory password at the Password field. See http://www.directory.umd.edu to find your Directory ID and password. Click Connect.

 

Once you click Connect, the VPN client will search for any updates and automatically install them. This should only take a few seconds and you may get a warning message saying that it is updating. Once it is done updating, the connection will be established and the Client will minimize.

 

5. The VPN client will establish the connection.

6. When you are done with the VPN client, click the Disconnect button. (NOTE: While this will not disconnect you from the Internet, it will turn off the VPN client and may close certain Internet programs like terminal sessions.)

 

Downloading the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client - MAC OS X 10.8 or higher

 

1. To download the VPN Client, first direct your browser to TERPware at http://terpware.umd.edu.

 

2. Log in to TERPware by clicking on Log In on the navigational bar at the top of the window.  Log in using your University of Maryland Directory ID and Password.

 

3. On the left side of the screen under the Software menu, click the Network link.  Under the Network software menu, click on Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client software.

 

4. Under Downloads, click the VPN Client Mac.zip file link.  Your download will begin.

 

5. Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 Users (or higher):  To change your application security settings for just this program, hold down the CONTROL key on the keyboard, click the "VPN Client Mac.zip" icon once and select Open from the list.

6. Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 Users (or higher):  If you get a prompt saying "this program is from an unidentified devloper, are you sure you want to open it"?  Click Open.  You can then proceed below to continue the installation.

7. Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 Users (or higher):  You may need to do the same process again (Steps 5 and 6 above) to actually run the application after it is installed.  You will only need to do this once, then you can run the VPN application normally afterwards.

8. Go back to the top of this page and continue at the "Cisco VPN Installation Steps". 

 

 


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