How do I install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client on my Mac OS X* computer?


If you are off campus and need access to email or network drives (T- or P-Drives), you will first need to install and connect to the VPN.  The VPN is only needed for accessing email, network drives, or remote desktop from off campus.  All Seattle University laptops should have the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client installed. 

Note: Recent versions of Mac OS X disable the ability to install software that does not come from the App Store.  You might need to enable this ability.  Apple has an article on this on their website:

*VPN Client only supports 10.7 or below, if you need to connect using a newer version of OS X, please use the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).


If you would like to install the VPN Client on your personal Mac OS X computer, proceed to the next step. 

Step 1: Open a web browser, and point it to After you login with your SeattleU network credentials, the installer file will download.

Step 2: After the file has downloaded, open the file.


Step 3: You will see the Install vpclient window. 

  • Click Continue.

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Click Continue again.


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Step 4: Click Continue again.

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Step 5: Click Agree.

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Step 6: Click Install.

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Step 7: You may be prompted to enter administrator credentials.

  • Enter the username and password for an account with administrative privileges and press OK.

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Step 8: You will see a screen that says The Installation was successful. 

  • Click Close.

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The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is now installed on your computer.



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