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

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Installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Note: Use the Safari browser when downloading this software. ONLY Mac OS 10.9.x and newer versions are supported by the CISCO AnyConnect software. 

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

  2. Enter the CougarNet credentials.       

  3. Click Login.                       

     

  4. Click the AnyConnect VPN link to download the software.install 2

  5. If you get a DMG file double click the file.

    install 3

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

    install 4

  7. Click Continue.

  8. Click Agree.install 6

  9. When the Welcome window displays, click Continue.

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  10. 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

  11. Click Install to perform a standard installation of the software.install 9

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

  13. When the software has finished installing, click Close.install 11


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.macfirstconnectimage
  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 passwordvpn connect

      Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN.

      vpn connect


Disconnect from the UH VPN

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

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

vpn disconnect

 

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.macfirstconnectimage
  3. Click Connect.

  4. Enter the following information and then click OK:

    •  
    • Group: full-vpn
    • Username: your COUGARNET ID
    • Password: your COUGARNET passworddisconnect

      Note: Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN.

      connected


Disconnect from the Full UH VPN

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

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

disconnect

 

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