How to Install Cisco AnyConnect on a Mac

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN allows you to connect to Mason networks allowing access to restricted services as if you were on campus. To connect to the VPN from your Mac computer, you need to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

The following instructions are for computers NOT on Jamf Pro (Mason Self Service). If your computer is on Mason Self Service, the Cisco AnyConnect VPN should already be installed. However, if it is not present in your Applications menu, follow the instructions below.

Step 1

Download the Mac Cisco AnyConnect VPN client via the Related Downloads box to the right on this page.

Step 2

Run the downloaded program.
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Note: the version number may be different from the screenshot above.

Step 3

When the installation starts, double click AnyConnect to continue.

Cisco AnyConnect Client icon

Step 4

Click Continue twice.

Step 5

Click Agree.

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Step 6

Uncheck everything except the VPN package. Click Continue.
Cisco options

Step 7

Click Install to start the installation.

Step 8

If prompted, enter your username and password and click Install Software.

Cisco Admin

Step 9

Click Close when the installation is complete.

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