How do I install and use the AgIT VPN Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (Mac)?


This article describes how to install and use the AgIT VPN Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on a Mac device. 


To install the Cisco client:

  1. In a web browser, visit
  2. Enter a Purdue username and password and click 'Login'
  3. After logging in, a downloader will attempt to install the client automatically.  If the automatic installation fails, click 'OK'.
  4. Click 'AnyConnect VPN' to download the installer file
  5. Click the ellipsis '...' and select 'Open'
  6. From the window that opened, double-click the 'anyconnect-macos-4.5.pkg' to start the installer
  7. When the installer runs, click 'Continue'
  8. Accept the license agreement by clicking 'Continue' and then 'Agree'
  9. Select the drive to install the application on. Most likely 'Macintosh HD'
  10. Click 'Install'
  11. When the installation is complete, click 'Close'

When the installation is complete:

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client from 'Applications' > 'Cisco'
  2. The client should be auto-configured.  Select either 'Purdue Traffic Only' (Default) or 'All Traffic'.  Click 'Connect'.
    • NOTE If the client is not auto-configured, enter the following before clicking Connect: When selecting the All Traffic option, please be aware that access to your local network may be disabled (i.e. wireless printers, NAS units, etc.)
  3. Enter a Purdue username and password and click 'OK'
  4. To open up the client again, click the icon in the 'Menu' bar and select 'Show AnyConnect Window'
  5. Click 'Disconnect' to end the session

Still need help?  Click the 'Purdue IT Request' button to start a ticket.

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