Install AnyConnect VPN Client for macOS


The University of Richmond's network resources can be accessed by authenticated students, faculty, and staff using the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) via an Internet connection. The VPN allows secure access to networked resources from a remote (off-campus) location.

The Cisco AnyConnect client is installed and available by default on all UR managed Macs, but is available to be downloaded and installed on student and personal computers. In order to complete the VPN connection, you will need to complete two factor authentication with Duo.


  1. Navigate to the Software Download Page and login with your NetID and password.

    login to software downloads

  2. Choose VPN Client for Macs

    select anyconnect for mac

  3. Click the Download File button and save it to your computer.
  4. Run the installer, choosing the necessary prompts. If asked to enter a password, type in your computer password.

    start install

    install complete

  5. Once AnyConnect is installed, search for the program in your Applications folder or Spotlight and run the program. For a first time configuration, type in for the server address field and press connect.


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