AnyConnect VPN Software


How can I install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client?


The Cisco AnyConnect software installs directly from a web page.

To install the software:

  1. Visit the AnyConnect site
  2. Log in with your Duck ID and password
  3. Follow the on-screen installation instructions
    • If the Web-based installation fails, it may be necessary to download the installer and run through the installation manually. In this case, click on the link that says "AnyConnect VPN" to begin the download

How do I use the AnyConnect VPN software?

To start a VPN connection:

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client program
  2. Make sure it is set to connect to the UO VPN Server
    • Connect to:
  3. In the Username field, enter your Duck ID
    • Your Duck ID is the first part of your UO email address before the @ sign.
  4. In the Password field, enter the password for your Duck ID
  5. Click the "Connect" button


AnyConnect login window

To end a VPN connection:

  1. Find the Cisco AnyConnect icon, which looks like this: AnyConnect logo
    • In Windows, the AnyConnect icon is in the system tray at the bottom right corner of your display.
    • In Mac OS X, the AnyConnect icon is on the menu bar at the top right of your display.
  2. From the menu accessed by clicking (or right-clicking) the AnyConnect icon, select "Disconnect".

System Requirements
The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client will run on Windows 10, 8.1, or 7, and Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.

Additional Assistance
If you have additional questions, visit our UO VPN service page and Request Help.

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