Cisco VPN Installation Instructions for Macintosh OS X


  1. Mount the disk image you downloaded by double-clicking its icon. This window should appear.

  2. Click Continue.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Read the License Agreement and click Continue.

  5. Accept the License Agreement by clicking Agree.

  6. Select the installation destination. By default this should be your startup disk.

  7. Click Install to continue.

  8. Enter an administrator's login and password to authenticate the installer.

  9. Wait for the installation process to complete.

  10. The Cisco VPN Client has finished installing. Click Close to leave the installer.



  1. In your Applications folder, double click the VPNClient appliction.

  2. Wait while the application loads. This may take a few minutes the first time you open the application.

  3. Click the "New" button on the toolbar.

  4. Enter "" into the Host field. Connection Entry and Description can be anything, for this example, "NJIT" is used.
    Ensure "Group Authentication" is selected, and enter the name and password combination suitable for your role.
        For students, both the name and password is "acad"
        For faculty and staff, the name is "admin" and the password is "admit"
    Click Save to continue.

  5. Select the entry you just created, and click the Connect button on the toobar.

  6. Wait while the application negotiates with NJIT's VPN server.

  7. Enter your UCID and UCID password. If you have forgotten your UCID or UCID password, click here or contact Help Desk.

  8. Be sure you understand the guidelines in the welcome message, and click Continue. You are now connected to NJIT's VPN.

  9. To disconnect from NJIT's VPN, select the NJIT connection entry, and click Disconnect on the toolbar.
Last Updated: June 29, 2017