How to Set Up Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Mac with Multi-factor Authentication

The purpose of the VPN is to provide a secure & encrypted method for transferring data. As a convenience to faculty, staff, and students many network resources can be accessed off-campus with use of the VPN. This includes file servers, internal websites, and workstations.

VPN Access: Access to the VPN is assigned to those who require it for a university business or academic function. To request access, send an email to InformationSecurity@missouristate.edu. Include a short description of the academic or business reason you are requesting VPN access. 

Please Note: 

To use the VPN, you cannot already be connected to a Missouri State network. The VPN is designed to allow those not currently on the network a secure connection to network resources.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to Set Up Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Mac with MFA

To transition to the new VPN if you are already using Cisco AnyConnect for Passport or other VPN connection:
   
- Cisco AnyConnect 4.0 or greater, click here to skip to Step 17.
    - Cisco AnyConnect 3.9 or less, you will need to un-in
stall the current Cisco AnyConnect VPN client from your computer before proceeding with the following steps.

  1. Open your browser and navigate to https://vpn.missouristate.edu/
  2. .In the Login window ensure that the selected GROUP is *MissouriState, then click Login.
    Login prompt for MissouriState VPN group.
     
  3. You will be directed to a Missouri State sign in page. You will sign in with your Office 365 Login which contains one of the three options below.
    1. BearPassLogin@missouristate.edu
    2. BearPassLogin@live.missouristate.edu
    3. BearPassLogin@login.missouristate.edu
      Login screen.

       
  4. You will be directed to a page to enter the password for your account. Then click Sign in.
     
  5. If you are utilizing Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365, you will be promted for a MFA approval.
    A notification will be sent to your multi-factor authentication device or app.
     
  6. If you are unable to authenticate with your preferred option, you will be able to choose another authentication method from your selected options. Simply select Sign in another way to use a different method.
    Click sign-in another way if you need an additional option to authenticate with.
     
  7. Choose one of the available options to approve your sign-on attempt.
    Select the option you would like to use to verify your identity.
     
  8. This will direct you to the VPN installer download page.
    VPN installer download prompt.

     
  9. The AnyConnect-macos-core-vpn-webdeploy.dmg file will be saved to the downloads folder.
    Select the VPN installation package from downloads.

     
  10. Run the AnyConnect.pkg file to proceed with the installation.
    Click on the installation package to begin download.

     
  11. Click Continue on the Introduction screen.
    Click continue on the client installer introduction screen.

     
  12. Select the option Agree on the license agreement window.
    Select agree to the installation terms.

     
  13. Click Install to continue.
  14. You may be prompted for your login credentials for the computer account.
    Enter your computer login credentials and select install software.

     
  15. Click Close to complete the installation.
  16. To continue setting up your VPN, open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility application. You can do this by navigating to the Applications menu.
    To continue setting up VPN, open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client from your applications.

     
  17. Type vpn.missouristate.edu. Then click Connect.
    Select vpn.missouristate.edu from the drop-down menu and click connect.

     
  18. You will be directed to a Missouri State authentication window that requires your Office 365 Login information.
  19. Enter your Office 365 Login. Then click Next.
    1. BearPassLogin@missouristate.edu
    2. BearPassLogin@live.missouristate.edu
    3. BearPassLogin@login.missouristate.edu
      Enter your BearPass information into the login screen.

       
  20. You will be directed to a page to enter the password for your BearPass ID. Then click Sign in.
     
  21. If you are utlizing Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365, you will be prompted for an MFA approval.
    A notification will be sent to your multi-factor authentication device or app.

     
  22. If you are unable to authenticate with your preferred option, you will be able to choose another authentication method from your selected options. Simply select Sign in another way to use a different method.
    Click sign-in another way if you need an additional option to authenticate with.

     
  23. Choose one of the available options to approve your sign-on attempt.
    Select the option you would like to use to verify your identity.

     
  24. Once connected, there will be green checkmark on the applications window showing that you are connected to the Missouri State VPN and are ready to access Missouri State resources from off-campus.
    Click disconnect when you wish to end your connection to VPN

 


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