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Virtual Private Network (VPN)-MAC

Cisco AnyConnect (Mac VPN) is required to access UCI resource on a local computer connection.

Remote Desktop Connection currently does not require Cisco AnyConnect VPN to connect to a computer on the UCI HS network.

This page explains how to install and setup Cisco AnyConnect & Remote Desktop Connection for Mac.

Mac VPN Configuration

Mac VPN Configuration

1. Open your web browser and navigate to https://vpn.hs.uci.edu

2. Click on “AnyConnect” on the left

3. Click on “Start AnyConnect”

4. You’ll get see the following Java pop up, please wait.

5. Click on Mac OS X 10.6+ (Intel) to download the VPN client for the Mac

6. Open the Downloads folder and click on anyconnect-macosx-3.1.03101-web-deploy-k9.dmg

7. Double click on the vpn.pkg

8. Once Install AnyConnect opens, click on Continue

9. Accept to the license agreement

10. Click on Install

11. After the installation is complete, you may open up AnyConnect under Finder->Applications
Or you may use the spotlight and search for AnyConnect

12. Enter vpn.hs.uci.edu in AnyConnect and click on Connect

13. Select “Managed” and type in your username and password

14. You’re connected to UCI VPN if you see “Connected” on the AnyConnect window

Mac Remote Desktop Configuration

Mac Remote Desktop Configuration

What You Will Need

You will need 3 passwords for this: Your iTunes password, your UCI Password and the Administrator password for your Apple Computer.

How to Download

1. You will need an Apple ID/iTunes account

2. Go Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id715768417 or Search "Microsoft Remote Desktop" in the Mac App Store to download the program.

3. Locate and 'Double-Click' the downloaded program located in your applications folder.


Mac Application Search


Configuring the Server

When opened for the first time, you will need to click the 'New' button (plus sign icon). Under PC Name, Enter the remote computers hostname or static IP Address followed by your appropriate HS\username credentials. When finshed, click on the 'Gateway' dropdown to add the remote information.


Configuring the Server

Adding the Gateway

In this window, click the'+' sign on the bottem left to add a new gateway. Then input the settings as seen below, ensuring you use your own 'HS\username' credentials. When finished, click the red 'X' to close the window and exit.


Adding the Gateway

Initiating the Remote Desktop Session

At the main screen of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you may now click on the 'start' button to initiate the connection following the steps below.

1. The first time you connect to your remote computer, it will show you show certificate, click on the 'Always Trust...' check box, then click continue.


Initiating the Remote Desktop Session


2. You will then be asked to authenticate with your Apple Computer Administrator password. This password *may* be blank and you can simply click the 'update settings' button. If leaving the password blank doesn't work, it may be your iTunes password or another that was entered when the computer was setup for the first time.




Once you click the 'update settings' button, you will be connected to your remote computer and the remote connection has been completed. You are now finished.

Changing Security settings for Mac 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer

Changing Security settings for Mac 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer

1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu

2. Click on Security & Privacy

3. Click on the Padlock to unlock this page

4. Select Anywhere and Click Allow From Anywhere

5. Close System Preferences and proceed to install Remote Desktop