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Mac OS X VPN Client Installation

To install the Cisco VPN client for Mac OS X (version 10.6 and later), follow the steps below. You will need your eID and password to download the installation files.

  1. Download the installation file:
    VPN Client for Mac
  2. If your browser prompts you to Save or Open, click the "Save" button.
  3. Go to the location of your Downloads and double-click to expand the AnyConnect 3.1.01065.dmg file.
  4. Double-click AnyConnect.

  5. Follow the onscreen instructions for installation with the default options.
  6. Click “Close”.

The K-State VPN software should now be installed and reachable from the applications folder.


  1. Open the Cisco folder within Applications and click on the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  2. You will be prompted to enter a secure gateway.
  3. Enter into the “Connect to” field and click “Select.”

  4. Enter your eID and password, and click "Connect".
    • The .KStateVPN group should be used when connecting from home or another trusted location.
    • The .KStateVPNFull_Tunnel group should be used when connecting from public Internet spots with no security like airports, coffee shops, or hotel Internet connections.

You should now be connected to the K-State VPN.


  1. Select the Cisco Application..
  2. In the resulting CiscoAnyConnect window, select "Disconnect".

You Should now be disconnected from the K-State VPN.