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iPhone AnyConnect Client Installation

IMPORTANT: Connect to AnyConnect BEFORE you start the application that requires the use of VPN.

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Apple iOS provides seamless and secure remote access to the McMaster Network. The client allows any installed application to communicate as though connected directly to McMaster. It is available from the iTunes App Store. All distribution and updates will be provided from the App Store.

The user interface of the application has been designed to integrate tightly with the look and feel of Apple iOS. However, the functionality is similar to that found in the desktop AnyConnect client.

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

Important: If you use the MacSecure Wireless SSID, you do not need a VPN. VPN is really intended for home users. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Apple iOS provides similar functionality to the AnyConnect client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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    1. Open the Apple Store.
    2. Select Search.
    3. In the Search Box, enter anyconnect and select Go.
    4. Select the AnyConnect application
    5. Click on the Get box.


Open the AnyConnect VPN Client and Clock on OK to enable this software prompt.


Click on Connections tab on the left side menu and choose Add VPN Connection


Type MacVPN for Description field and for Server Address field. Click Save.


Click on AnyConnect VPN on the left hand menu. Make sure MacVPN is selected and turn it ON.


Leave the Group as Default. Enter your own MacID and password for Username and Password respectively. Press the Connect button at the top right of your screen to make your first VPN connection.


After your first successful connection. AnyConnect will download a few profiles that you should now use to connect.

If you need to access: Select
Manage your own Systems,
Remote Desktop, File Shares etc.
Most Commonly used profile
Connect from Home
Administrative-type access to
various systems on Campus only!
Restricted Access
              UTS Internal use                Restricted Access DataVPN
McMaster Business Partners
Restricted Access
UTS Internal Use
Restricted Access

* Profiles designated Restricted Access means that you must be authorized to use this resource. Contact the UTS Service Desk to request authorization.