This article covers:
- Cisco AnyConnect Client Download
- Cisco AnyConnect Client Install
- Launching Cisco AnyConnect
To connect to Michener VPN, the following prerequisite must be completed:
- A computer running macOS 10.13 or higher. Earlier versions of macOS are unsupported.
- Microsoft Authentication app must be installed on your mobile device
- Multi-Factor Authentication must be enabled and set on your Michener account
- Multi-Factor Authentication method must be set to “Microsoft Authenticator - notification”
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Step 1 – To access the Michener VPN, open any web browser (Safari, Chrome or FireFox) and enter vpn.michener.ca in the address bar. A Cisco VPN page should load. Enter the same username and password you use to log into your computer or email.
Step 2 – You will receive a notification on the Microsoft Authentication App on your device. Click “Approve“ to authenticate your login.
Step 3 – You should see the following prompt below. Click “Continue”.
Step 4 – You will be redirected to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Download website where you will begin the installation process. Click “Download for MacOS”. Save the installation file to your “Downloads” Folder.
Step 1 – Locate the installer in Downloads and double click on the Cisco AnyConnect Installer to open.
Step 2 – Double Click the Package icon to begin the installation
Step 3 – The installer package for Cisco AnyConnect will open. Click “Continue”
Step 4 – View the End User License Agreement for Cisco AnyConnect. Click “Continue”
Step 5 – You will be prompted to agree to the terms of the software license agreement. Click “Agree” to proceed with the installation.
Step 6 – Click “Install” to perform the standard installation. Enter your account password when prompt.
Additional Step – NOTE: You may see a popup of Cisco Extension Blocked. You must allow the extension in order to use VPN. Click “Open Preferences”. In the Security & Privacy pane, click “Allow”.
Step 7 – The installer should then complete. Click “Close” to close it.
Launching Cisco AnyConnect
Step 1 – Now Click Finder and select applications. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client should appear under the Cisco folder, open the folder and click the application to open. The alternative method is by clicking Launchpad and type ”Cisco”.
Step 2 – In the AnyConnect client, type vpn.michener.ca and click “Connect”.
Step 3 - It will prompt you for your username and password. This is the same username and password you use to log onto Michener computers & email account. Click “OK”.
Step 4 – A Message box will appear, click “Accept”.
Step 5 - You should now be successfully connected to Michener VPN. You can now access services internal to the Michener network.
Step 6 – To disconnect from the VPN, right-click the round blue & white icon on your menu bar. Under “VPN” choose “Disconnect”. To reconnect in the future, click the same icon and choose “Connect”.