Downloads and Guides: Advanced Instructions for AnyConnect for VPN for Mac OS X
File System Paths
The path, or unique location of, the Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Mac OS X file system is /opt/cisco/vpn
Command Line Access
The command line interface (CLI) is available from a shell window. With the executable in the path, execute the client. The CLI has a command parser that will aid you in connecting, disconnecting, gathering statistics, etc. The CLI mode is not the preferred interface, but it is functional. The GUI interface is preferred.
- Change the directory to: /opt/cisco/vpn/bin. If that directory is not in your $PATH environment variable, then you will need to insert "./" in front of the binary to indicate the current directory.
- Execute the client: vpn connect tc-vpn-1.vpn.umn.edu.
- You should see a numbered list of groups. The groups correspond to the departmental VPN groups. Select the number that corresponds to your desired group. In most cases, AnyConnect-UofMvpn will be the correct group.
- The default username is in square braces: [ ]. If it is correct, just press Return. If not, enter the correct information and press Return.
- Complete these fields:
- Group: [AnyConnect-UofMvpn]
- Username: YourInternetIDHere
- Password: YourInternetPasswordHere
- Press Return.
When connected, you should see a "VPN session established" notice.
Export Log Files
Export information from the VPN client to help locate and isolate a connection problem.
- From the Applications folder, click the AnyConnect VPN icon to open the user interface. A new pane labeled Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client will pop up.
- Click on the gear shaped icon lower left panel
- Select the Statistics tab.
- Click the Export button.
The details contain:
- VPN Statistics
- Cryptography methods and transforms
- Secured Routes (Routes sent via the crypto tunnel)
- Operating System Revisions
- Interface statistics via ifconfig-a
- IPv4 Routing Table
- IPv6 Routing Table
- From the Applications folder, click the AnyConnect VPN icon to open the user interface. A new pane labeled Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client will pop up.
- Select Connection log.
- From the Applications folder, select Utilities
- Select Console.
For additional assistance troubleshooting connections, contact Technology Help.