Follow the instructions below to download, install and connect the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on your Mac computer (OS X 10.9 or newer) to the new MSU VPN.

Instructions

Download:

  1. Go to https://www.montana.edu/software.
    Locate the Cisco AnyConnect (VPN Client) section (see image below).
  2. Click box next to I accept Software Terms of Use.
  3. Click the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (4.4) download link in the Mac OS X row (shown in red below).
    screenshot of software portal showing Mac AnyConnect VPN installer link.
    The installer file downloads.  When download is complete, follow steps below to install.

 Install client:

  1. Go to your Downloads folder (or whatever location the file was downloaded to) and double-click anyconnect-macos-4.4.03034-core-vpn-webdeploy-k9.dmg to unzip.
  2. Double-click anyconnect-macos-...pkg file to begin installation (see 1st image below).

    The AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Installer window opens (see 2nd image below).

  3. Click Continue and follow the steps to install.
    screenshot of .pkg file and installer wizard

  4. Enter your computer's password when prompted.
  5. Click Close to shut installer window, after installation is finished.
  6. Click the Move to Trash button when prompted.

Installation will now be complete.

Connect to VPN:

  1. Go to your Applications folder, open the Cisco folder and then click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. app.
    The AnyConnect window opens (see image below).
  2. Enter https://vpn.msu.montana.edu (if not already entered) and click Connect (see top image below).

    In the login window that opens (see bottom image):
  3. Select Group (appropriate for you role at MSU, ie MSU-Employee or MSU-Student).
  4. Enter NetID and NetID password, click OK.
    Screen to enter the VPN address -

You will now be connected to the MSU VPN. The Cisco icon in the dock will now have a little padlock on it and a tiny version Cisco round logo with padlock will be displayed on top menu bar.

To disconnect:

Right-click on the icon in top menu bar and select Disconnect.