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Mac OS X AnyConnect Client Installation

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

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Open the AnyConnect Setup DMG file and Click on AnyConnect.pkg. This installer package has been modified by McMaster University. If you receive a warning about unidentified developer, you will need to override your security settings and open the app anyway. To do this:

      • In the Finder, locate the app you want to open. (Don’t use Launchpad to do this. Launchpad doesn’t allow you to access the shortcut menu.
      • Press the Control key, then click the app icon.
      • Choose Open from the shortcut menu.
      • Click Open.

Click on Continue.

Click on Continue.

Click on Agree.

Uncheck all modules except VPN. Click Continue.

Click on Install.

Login with your computer credentials and click on Install Software.

Click on Close.

Open the AnyConnect VPN Client.

Type and then click Connect.

Enter your MacID and password and then click OK.

To end your session, click Disconnect in the application window. On your first connection, the VPN server will populate the connection drop down with other profiles. For future connections, choose one of them.See the “Which group connection type should I use?” section below for help.


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.