Downloads and Guides: Install AnyConnect VPN for Mac OS X

Follow the instructions below to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for Mac. If you are looking for instructions on installing AnyConnect VPN on a Windows machine, see  Installation requires that you have local administrator access.  If you need admin rights on a University-owned machine, contact Technology Help. To connect to Cisco AnyConnect follow the instructions in Connect to AnyConnect VPN for Mac OS X.

Installing Cisco AnyConnect for Mac OS X

  1. Click on the Download button under the AnyConnect for Mac OS X (Recommended) section on the Downloads & Guides page.
  2. Enter your Internet ID and password, if prompted. Save the application, Do Not Run from the web.
  3. Find and open the anyconnect-mac-[version]-repack-signed.pkg installer package in your Downloads folder.
  4. Follow the steps in the UMN Cisco AnyConnect Installer until the installation is complete. See the General tab in System Preferences to Allow the Cisco Extension.

Additional Information

The Cisco AnyConnect program will now be visible in Finder>Applications>Cisco.

If needed, the supporting files for the package will be located in Macintosh HD>opt>cisco>vpn>profile.

Information on advanced instructions for Cisco AnyConnect VPN troubleshooting can be found in the Advanced Instructions for AnyConnect for VPN for Mac OS X.

If users have difficulty opening a MAC App from an unidentified developer, please see the MacOS user guide.