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DDS - Remote Desktop Connection via Cisco VPN (macOS)

Use the Remote Desktop Connection application in macOS to connect to your work computer from off campus. Before using, you will need to have Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and Microsoft Remote Desktop installed on your computer, and Dedicated Desktop Support will need to configure your work computer to allow Remote Desktop Connections. Contact your DDS Professional to schedule a configuration appointment.

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Click on the Spotlight icon and search for Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

*Please Note: If you do not have the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on your computer, visit the VPN page to download and install.


Enter, or your department's custom VPN, if applicable (contact your DDS Professional for the address of a custom VPN). Click Connect.


Enter your Identikey username and password. Click OK.


Click on the Spotlight icon and search for Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Please Note: If you do not have Microsoft Remote Desktop on your computer, you can download the application from the App Store.


Click on the symbol at the top of the window and select Desktop.

In the Computer field, enter your work computer name in the following format:

Click Save button to finish connecting. 

*Please Note: Your DDS professional will provide you with your computer name when configuring your work computer for Remote Desktop Connections. Contact DDS if you need this information.


Double click on the icon labelled with your computer name and enter your Identikey username and password when prompted.