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

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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:

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  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.

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Connect to VPN:

  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.

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:

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

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.

This article refers to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN. If you're looking for information on the Prisma Access VPN Beta that uses the GobalConnect app, see: Prisma Access VPN Beta Landing Page.
If you're not sure which service you're using, see: How do I know if I'm using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN or the Prisma Access VPN Beta?

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Overview

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Cisco's AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations. For more information about VPNs, see: Virtual Private Network at MIT. The new Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and service will work under Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. There are also device-specific versions for many common mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone or Android phones.

Note: You must have an active connection to the Internet and an MIT Duo enabled device before proceeding.

Install the Client for Your Platform and Connect to vpn.mit.edu/duo

Please use the following documentation for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, or mobile device in order to install and run the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client:

  • Mac OS X:Install and Run the Cisco AnyConnect client for VPN connectivity on Mac OS X including Duo
  • Windows:Install and Run Cisco's AnyConnect client for VPN connectivity on Windows including Duo
  • Linux:How can I connect to the MIT VPN via Linux with duo?
  • Mobile Devices: Device specific solutions linked from [archive:Mobile Device Support]
  • What should I enter for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN prompt (including Duo)?

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