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VPN: Cisco AnyConnect VPN for MacOS

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USU's Virtual Private Network (VPN) server creates an encrypted stream between your computer and campus to provide you with a secure, remote connection to the university network. Authorized users can access the university network from anywhere (home, hotel, conference, etc.) with a secure internet connection.


Download and run the VPN

  1. Go to sslvpn.usu.edu
  2. Login with your A# USU password


  3. Click on button to Download for MacOS

  4. Open the downloaded file (usually from from your Downloads folder)
  5. Double-click on anyconnect-macos-xxxx.pkg to start the installer. Accept the defaults in the installer.
  6. You will be required to accept the security exception by going to System Preferences-> Security and Privacy-> General. Unlock and click "Allow"
  7. Open Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from the Applications folder.

  8. Type in sslvpn.usu.edu in the text box and click on Connect

  9. Enter your A# for the Username and your USU password for the Password and click on OK

     


Connect to the VPN

  1. If Cisco AnyConnect client is not running, launch it from the Applications folder.  If it is running, right double click on the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the Menu Bar.
  2. Click on Connect.
  3. Enter your A# for the Username and your USU password for the Password and click on OK.

Disconnect from the VPN

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect client or right click on Cisco AnyConnect icon in the Menu Bar.

  2. Click on Disconnect.

 


For further assistance, please contact your Department IT Support or the IT Service Desk