Regional University Computing Center

Configuration for Apple Mac OS X

1. Installation of the VPN client software

The required VPN client software can be downloaded from our software repository by using your browser.

Note: Intel Mac OS X Version 10.14 / 11.2 or higher is required.

The first part of the installation can be accomplished by downloading the following package.

You have to login using your RHRK account name and password in order to download.

Once the download is completed you have to go to the download directory and start the installation by selecting anyconnect-macos-xxx-client.pkg.

Grant permission to install the software on your device by typing an administrator's name and password. 

After successful installation open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client program via the Mac OS Finder or the dashboard. In the appearing window please enter the server name and choose “Connect“.

As soon this is done you can login by using your RHRK user name followed by and the associated password. Pressing the OK-button will establish a VPN connection.

A running VPN connection can be recognized by the padlock in the Cisco AnyConnect symbol at the taskbar. The connection can be ended or re-established via this symbol.

2. Establishing the VPN connection

After the onetime installation of the VPN client, accessing the web portal is no longer required. The connection to VPN can be established and ended directly via the Cisco AnyConnect symbol.

After your initial successful VPN connection, the name of the connection „TU Kaiserslautern“ and your username are stored and will appear in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client as soon as you start a new session.
Note, that your password will not be stored.

3. Termination of a running VPN connection

Please remember to terminate the VPN connection as shown on the screenshot, as soon as you no longer need it.

4. Additional Information

After a reboot or unwanted killing of the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" the associated software icon in the status bar may be gone. In order to fix it, just use the Launchpad or the Finder to start the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client". Then the icon will show again.

Once you execute the VPN client software an automatic update procedure will be started to ensure that you will always have the latest version of the VPN client.

So, a manual software update is not required.

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