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VPN Client Installation

The following document will provide information on how to connect to the VPN client using your StarID on both a Windows computer and a Mac.  If you would like to use the webpage VPN (clientless) or additional information about the VPN, please view the article about Virtual Private Network (VPN).  The VPN client is used to allow your computer to do tasks off campus that would usually require you to be on campus. Examples of this include but are not limited to the following:

  • Connect to MavPRINT
  • Map a network drive (MavDISK)
  • Connect to Krypton
  • Access ISRS
  • And more

VPN Client Installation:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Enter your StarID next to USERNAME and your StarID Password next to PASSWORD.

  3. On the left hand side, click AnyConnect.

  4. In the middle of the screen, click Start AnyConnect.

  5. The Cisco AnyConnect client will now attempt to install automatically.

  6. If the automatic install is not successful, you will see the message below(the client will differentiate for the Mac client as well). If you see this message, click on the link to manually download and install the client. If the client has been successfully installed, please advance to step 12.

  7. Once the install file has downloaded, run it. You will see the following screen. Click Next.

  8. Click the bubble next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next.

  9. Click Install.

  10. Your install will now begin.

  11. Once the install has completed, click Finish.

Locating and running VPN on Windows:

  1. If using Windows, click on the Start Menu located on the bottom left hand corner of your screen and click All Programs.

  2. On a Windows machine, find the Cisco folder then click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to open it.

  3. If prompted for a Server, enter

  4. Enter your StarID for the Username and your StarID Password for the Password and click OK.
  5. Your VPN client will now connect.

  6. To verify that you are connected on a Windows machine, click the up arrow located to the left of your clock in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

  7. The circular symbol with a pad lock on it signifies that you are connected. If you do not see the locked padlock, you are not connected.

Locating and running VPN on Mac:

  1. If using a Mac, click anywhere on the desktop, then at the top menu bar, click Go --> Applications.

  2. On a Mac machine, navigate the Cisco folder then double-click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to open it.