VPN Installation Instructions for Mac - University of Houston
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VPN Installation Instructions for Mac

Installing the VPN
Uninstalling the VPN
Connecting to VPN | Disconnect from VPN
Connecting to FULL VPN
| Disconnect from FULL VPN


Installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Note: Use the Safari browser when downloading this software. 

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client installer for Mac.         vpnuhedu                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  2. Enter the CougarNet credentials.       

  3. Click Login.                       

     

  4. Click Download for macOS link to download the software.
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  5. Click Allow.

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  6. If you get a DMG file double click the file, which is located in Finder/Downloads

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  7. Double-click the AnyConnect.pkg file to start the Cisco AnyConnect Installer wizard.

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  8. When the Welcome window displays, click Continue.

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  9. Click Continue

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  10. Click Agree

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  11. Select your hard drive as the destination where you want to install Cisco AnyConnect and then click Continue if you receive this screen.install 8

  12. Click Install

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  13. Allow a moment for the software to install.

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  14. At the prompt, enter your administrator account password for the Mac and click Install Software.install 10

  15. Now to allow system extension at bottom of this window click Open Preferences.

  16. Click Allow.

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  17. The installation was successful click Close

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  18. Click Move to Trash. You are now ready to use CISCO AnyConnect VPN click Finder/Applications/CISCO. Double click CISCO AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.app

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Uninstalling the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

 

  1. Click Finder icon.

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  2. Click Applications. Double click CISCO folder.

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  3. Double click Uninstall AnyConnect

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  4. Click Uninstall

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  5. Enter Admin password.

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  6. Enter Admin password again if prompted. Click OK.

  7. Uninstall is completed. 

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Connecting to the UH VPN

This is for users that need to access UH secure network resources from off campus.

  1. To launch the VPN client, open your Applications folder and navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. Type vpn.uh.edu.
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  3. Click Connect.

  4. Enter the following information and then click OK:

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    • Group: UHVPN
    • Username: your COUGARNET ID
    • Password: your COUGARNET password
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      Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN.

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Disconnect from the UH VPN

  1. Click the Cisco AnyConnect icon with a small lock.connect 4

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

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Note: If you disconnect from UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.

 

 

 


Connecting to the Full UH VPN

This is for users that need to access web-based journals and databases licensed by UH Libraries.

  1. To launch the VPN client, open your Applications folder and navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. Type full-vpn.uh.edu.
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  3. Click Connect.

  4. Enter the following information and then click OK:

    •  
    • Group: full-vpn
    • Username: your COUGARNET ID
    • Password: your COUGARNET password
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      Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN.

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Disconnect from the Full UH VPN

  1. Click the Cisco AnyConnect icon with a small lock.

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  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

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Note: If you disconnect from the full UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.