VPN: Apple iOS AnyConnect Client


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Install AnyConnect VPN for Apple iOS Devices

Follow the steps below to install the Cisco AnyConnect client on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The instructions are basically the same for all Apple iOS devices, but they may vary slightly based on the device and the version you are running.

  1. Verify that you have an iTunes account.
  2. Install the Cisco AnyConnect client from the Apple App Store. To do this, open the App Store on your device. 
  3. Select "Search".
  4. In the Search Box, enter "anyconnect" and tap "cisco anyconnect" in the Suggestions list.
  5. Tap "AnyConnect".
  6. Tap "Free", then "INSTALL APP".
  7. Select "Install".
  8. Enter your iTunes account password.
  9. Swipe to the right of the home screen and then tap the Cisco AnyConnect icon.
  10. A confirmation window opens the first time you start AnyConnect on the device that reads "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client extends the Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities of your device. Do you want to enable this software?"
  11. Tap "OK". AnyConnect shows the VPN connection status in the AnyConnect home screen.
  12. Tap "Add VPN Connection" in the AnyConnect home window.
  13. In the Description Field, enter "UMD vpn".
  14. In the Server Address field, enter "vpn.d.umn.edu".
  15. Tap "Save".

Connect to AnyConnect VPN for Apple iOS Devices

Follow the instructions below to connect to the VPN.

  1. Swipe to the right of the home screen and then tap the Cisco AnyConnect icon.
  2. Select the "UMD vpn" entry.
  3. Slide the AnyConnect VPN button to "ON".
  4. Enter your University of Minnesota Internet ID and password.
  5. On the Authentication bar press "Connect".
  6. Verify that the status line says "Connected".