VPN - Setup and Connect using the AnyConnect App for Mac

Last Updated: 02/24/2016
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The documentation below shows the process of setting up the AnyConnect application to connect to CU-Boulder's VPN service for Macintosh users.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

Step 1

Download and install Cisco AnyConnect for Mac.

*Note: If you are currently using AnyConnect for another VPN, you do not need to reinstall the application. You only need to add the new profile, as shown in the remaining steps.

Step 2

Open the Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client application.

*Note: The application is in the Cisco folder, located in Applications after the initial download.

Step 3

Type vpn.colorado.edu into the VPN: textfield, then click Connect.

*Note: Advanced users and system administrators should enter vpn.colorado.edu/limited in this field. Custom VPNs in the format of vpn.colorado.edu with /thecustomaddress appended should also be entered in this field, if applicable.

Step 4

When prompted to login, enter your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password, then click OK.

Step 5

You will now be connected to the CU-Boulder VPN service. All your internet activity will be routed securely through the VPN.

*Note: For future connections, use steps 2 - 5. The vpn.colorado.edu connection can now be selected from the the drop-down menu in step 3.

Step 6


End your session by clicking the Disconnect button.

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