Using the Penn State VPN on a Mac

How to connect to the Penn State VPN on a Mac in order to access resources from home.

  1. IT installs the VPN on all Clearinghouse Macs.
  2. Select Finder, open the Go menu, and click on Applications.

  3. Locate the Cisco folder and open it. Then double click on Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.app to launch the application.

  4. By default it should have vpn.its.psu.edu selected. If it does not, then select it from the drop down menu. Next click the Connect button. 

  5. Make sure Group has ISPtoPSU selected. Enter your Penn State Access ID in the form of xyz123 and password. Click OK.

  6. A window will open saying that you are connected to Penn State and that your activity will be logged. Click Accept to close the window and finish connecting to the VPN.
  7. To disconnect from the VPN click on the AnyConnect icon (the small white and green circle) next to the clock. Either select Disconnect or Quit Cisco AnyConnect.