VPN - Cisco VPN Client

Last Updated: 10/03/2019

Overview

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is OIT's recommended VPN option for any user who does not require a custom VPN address. Reference the following information to get started with Cisco's AnyConnect client on your desktop or mobile phone.

Cisco incompatibility issues with macOS Catalina

OIT highly recommends all mac users wait to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Older versions of Cisco software are not compatible and will not or launch on Catalina. Before using with Catalina, upgrade to version 4.8 for compatibility. Learn more about the macOS 10.15 Catalina release.

Connection Needs

To connect to the Cisco VPN service, users need the following:

  • Server Address: vpn.colorado.edu (or vpn.colorado.edu/limited for advanced users/server admins)
  • CU Boulder Credentials: CU Login Name and IdentiKey password

Cisco AnyConnect

Operating System Download Documentation
Windows Windows Cisco AnyConnect client for Windows Windows - Setup and Connect with AnyConnect
MAC Macintosh Cisco AnyConnect client for Mac Macintosh - Setup and Connect with AnyConnect
Linux Linux Cisco AnyConnect client for Linux
  • Server Address: vpn.colorado.edu (or vpn.colorado.edu/limited for advanced users/server admins)
  • CU Boulder Credentials: CU Login Name and IdentiKey password

More information can be found on the VPN - Setup and Usage on Linux page.

iOS Apple iOS App Store - Cisco AnyConnect iOS - Connect with AnyConnect
Android Android Play Store - Cisco AnyConnect ICS+ Android - Connect with AnyConnect

*Note: All downloads require users to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) before being able to access the download files. The EULA is presented at each download log in page.

Native Macintosh OS - Cisco IPsec

Macintosh users have the ability to configure VPN with their native operating system using Cisco IPsec; however, OIT does not recommend using this ability, due to security concerns and the need to reconfigure your connection periodically in the future. Visit the Connect with Cisco IPSec for Mac tutorial for instructions for native configuration.

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