NOTE: If you have an FBRI-provided Mac, the Cisco Anyconnect Client is already installed. Please skip to Starting the VPN Client below.

UA's VPN Client is Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Note to Mac users: If you upgrade to Catalina (maxOS 10.15) and have previously downloaded Cisco AnyConnect (earlier than version 4.8.00175), you might not be able to establish a VPN connection or might receive system pop-up messages. Type to search for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client app. If the app appears within your search results, double-click it to open it and proceed with how to connect. Use the Windows search feature at the bottom left of your screen, next to the Start menu. Type to search for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client app. As of now Apple doesn't support it officially, Cisco Officially don't support MacOS Catalina. There is internal Enhancement CSCvq45636 which say's they modified KdfLoader class. This will be fixed in 4.8 release which don't have any official ETA. This article shows you how to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client version 4.8 on a Mac Computer. This article is applicable only to Cisco Business products that includes the RV34x series routers and not Enterprise products. AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a modular endpoint software product.

Installing the VPN Client

  1. Download the AnyConnect VPN client for Mac OS X:
  2. In your Downloads folder, double-click the file you just downloaded to open it. An icon will appear on the desktop called AnyConnect, and a separate window will open.
  3. Double-click on AnyConnect.mpkg to run the installer, then follow the steps to complete the installation.
  4. When you see this screen, UN-check everything with the exception of VPN: (VPN option grayed out? Go here.)
    • Starting with macOS 10.13 High Sierra: During the installation, you will be prompted to enable the AnyConnect software extension in the System Preferences -> Security & Privacy pane. The requirement to manually enable the software extension is an operating system requirement.

Starting the VPN Client

NOTE:The VPN will not connect if you are connected to the FBRI wired or wireless network.

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  1. In your Applications folder, go to the Cisco folder and double-click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  2. Enter vpn.vtc.vt.edu in the Ready toConnect to field, then press the Connect button.
  3. Enter your FBRI username and password, then click OK.
  4. A banner window will appear. Click Accept to close that window. You are now connected!

Disconnecting the VPN Client

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When you are finished using the VPN, remember to disconnect (failing to disconnect can result in being unable to access resources if you are on-site at the Research Institute).

  1. Click the AnyConnect client icon located in the menu bar near the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Select Quit.

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