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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 Save.
  3. Go to the location of your Downloads and double-click to expand the AnyConnect 3.1.05170.dmg file.
  4. Double-click AnyConnect.

  5. Only VPN should be checked. Click each box to deselect Web Security, Diagnostics and Reporting Tool, and Posture.

  6. Click Continue.
  7. Click Close.


  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 and click Connect.
  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.