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Install for Macintosh

Install the Cisco AnyConnect software to connect to Cornell's VPN service. You must have administrative privileges to install the software. 

This article applies to: CU VPN


Use the Installer

  1. Connect to https://cuvpn.cuvpn.cornell.edu/.
  2. Enter the following:

    • User Name: Your Cornell NetID
      To connect to a departmental VPN, enter your Cornell NetID and the name of the departmental group, for example, pqs665@departmental_group_name.

    • Password: your Cornell NetID password

  3. If you see a security warning asking for permission to run an applet, click Allow.
  4. When prompted with a security warning to confirm you want to run the application, click the checkbox next to I accept the risk and want to run this application. Click Run.


  5. When prompted with a security warning to allow access to the application, click Allow.


     
  6. You may be asked to enter the administrator password for your computer.


  7. If the installer is unsuccessful, you'll see a message with a link for the manual installation. See the procedure to manually install below.
  8. When the installer is finished, it displays a screen telling you that the CUVPN software is running and how to access it.


     

Manually Install

  1. If the installer is unsuccessful, you'll see a message with a link for the manual installation. Click the link.
  2. You'll see a message asking if you should save the file. Click Save.
  3. The file should be saved in the default download folder. (In most cases, this is /Users/user_name/Downloads/vpnsetup.dmg) Locate the file and double-click to open it.
  4. You'll see a new window with the VPN Installer. Double-click the installer.

  5. Follow the instructions on screen.
  6. The AnyConnect script creates the directory called /opt/cisco/anyconnect
    The AnyConnect software is installed. 
For information about connecting using the VPN, see Connect Macintosh.

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