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This page describes how to install and configure Cisco AnyConnect on Mac/OS clients. Cisco allows you to securely sign into your VPN connection. Before installing Cisco, make sure you have completed the VPN request process and have approval for VPN access.

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This process should be performed on the machine you will be using remotely (at home) to access your University work machine.

1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect client installer from here: Cisco VPN - AnyConnect Installer. You will need to sign-in using your SIU Network ID (SIU85XXXXXXX) and password to access the download file.

2. Open the .dmg file you downloaded by double-clicking on the file in the download location (or wherever you chose to save the downloaded file).

3. You should now see the Mac OS X Anyconnect installer .pkg file. Double-click this file to begin the installation process.

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4. You should be presented with the Install AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installer window. Click Continue.

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5. You will be taken to the Software License Agreement page. Click Continue.

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6. In order to continue the installation, you must agree to the terms of the license agreement. Click Agree.

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7. You will be given the option to Change Install Location. Normally the default install location is fine. Click Install.

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8. You will need to authenticate with administrative privileges in order for the installation to continue. Enter your local administrative account information and click Install Software.

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9. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client will install and when finished, you should see a screen similar to the following.

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10. Click Close to complete the installation process.