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  • VPN

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a utility which provides a secured connection for your computer. The VPN prevents your data from being intercepted while it is in route to the destination computer. The VPN client has the same functions as a firewall, therefore while the VPN client is running, you must turn off your firewall, or allow IPSec through on your firewall. Additionally, if you are trying to access network resources (your H: drive, e-mail via Outlook client) while you are off campus, you must have the UH VPN client running. If you are trying to access Law Library resources (Hein Online, etc.) you must have the Law Library VPN running on or off campus.

These instructions will assist with the installation of the Law Library Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Mac OS X 10.8 and higher.

An Internet connection is required.

Download and install the VPN configuration tool from and

Once link is opened you will need to sign in with your COUGARNET ID username and password.

After signing in, the download page should popup.

You will be prompted to select the link to install.

Go to downloads and open the downloaded file.

Once selected the file will mount a disk image. Open the disk image.

Once the screen titled Welcome to the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Installer appear, click Continue.

On the software license agreement screen, click Continue then click Agree.

You maybe prompted "Select a Destination" select the primary hard drive you would use and click Install.

After selecting install you will be prompt to enter your Admin username and password, then click Install Software.

Once finish select the Launchpad and find the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client application to open.

Open the application and sign in with your UH COUGARNET ID username and password to connect to the VPN.

Type into the field and press connect.

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