Setup of the VPN Remote-Access with Mac OS X

This manual will describe in detail and utilizing illustrations how to set up a secured connection to the intranet of the University of Konstanz. The manual refers to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), but can be applied - with some small optical differences - to other Mac OS X versions (10.9 or higher).

Requirements:

  • a fully-secured computer
  • a valid Uni Konstanz account

1. Downloading and installing AnyConnect

  1. Download the AnyConnect installation file from here.
  2. Open the file. A new harddrive will appear on your desktop. It contains the AnyConnect.pkg. Clicking the .pkg file opens the installation dialogue.
  3. Select "Macintosh HD" as target harddrive.
  4. Uncheck the fields Web Security and Posture. After clicking Continue, the installation is done.

2. Starting Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  1. Now, start the AnyConnect Client.
  2. Tip 1: The fastest way to start the client is by hitting CMD+spacebar and typing Cisco into the search bar. Afterwards, select Secure Mobility Client.
  3. Tip 2: Tip the AnyConnect icon in your dock with two finger, when the client is opened in order to get faster access to the VPN client through checking Options → Keep in doc.

3. Inserting the server address

  1. Insert the server address vpn.uni-konstanz.de into the input field of the client.
  2. Afterwards, click on Connect.

4. Inserting your credentials

  1. Your username is your mail-account and usually consists of FirstName.LastNam
  2. Enter the corresponding password of your mail-account as the password.
  3. Afterwards, hit OK.

5. Accepting the confimation banner

  1. After a successful connection, a welcome banner appears. Click on Accept..
  2. The VPN connection is now established.
  3. In order to close the VPN connection, you simply have to click on Disconnect