To get started, choose your operating system from the options above.

Install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software for your Windows or Mac computer:

Install Cisco VPN – Windows

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Windows operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your "Downloads" folder or another preferred location. Open the AnyConnect installer MSI file then click "Next"

Step 3

  • Select the radio box next to I accept the terms in the License Agreement if you agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Click Next.

Step 4

  • Click Install.

Step 5

  • Click Finish.

Install Cisco VPN – Mac

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Mac OSX operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your "Downloads" folder or another preferred location. Open the AnyConnect DMG file from your preferred saved location and Double-click the icon on your desktop.

Step 3

  • Open the AnyConnect installer.

Step 4

  • Click Continue.

Step 5

  • Click Continue.

Step 6

  • Click Agree if you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Step 7

  • If you are prompted with a Custom Install leave "VPN" checked and deselect all of the other features then click Continue.

Step 8

  • Click Install and then type in the Local User credentials. Then click Install Software.

Step 9

  • You can close the installer once it finishes.

Install Cisco VPN – Linux

Note: Cisco AnyConnect VPN is only available for 64 bit linux systems. AnyConnect is currenty not supported on 32 bit linux systems.

Step 1

  • Open your preferred web browser and click here to download the Cisco AnyConnect installer for Linux operating systems.

Step 2

  • After downloading the AnyConnect installer for Cisco VPN, you can save it to your Downloads folder or another preferred location.
  • Open a terminal and type n

    cd ~/Downloads

    tar zxvf ./anyconnect-predeploy-linux-64-4.1.04011-k9.tar.gz


Step 3

  • Type cd anyconnect-4.1.04011/vpn and press Enter.
Note: The version number may vary with updates. When you unpack the file, you should see the version number in the terminal like in the image..

Step 4

  • Type sudo ./vpn_install.sh and press Enter.

Step 5

  • Type y if you agree to the terms in the license agreement.

Step 6

  • Once the installer is complete, the word Done! will appear in the terminal window.

Connect to the new VPN system:

Desktop – Windows / Mac

Step 1

  • Launch the AnyConnect application and Type "https://vpn.utdallas.edu" in the text box then click "Connect."

Step 2

  • Establishing a connection requires that you have already set up NetIDplus with Duo and have enrolled a device successfully.
  • Fill out the Settings as follows:
    • Group: UTD VPN Users
    • Username: NetID
    • Password: Your NetID password
    • Second Password: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
  • Click "Ok."

Step 3

  • Read and Accept the Terms of Use to finish connecting.

Step 4

  • You should now be able to use UT Dallas network resources through the Cisco VPN Connection. The following running program will be displayed in your system tray, showing an indicator depicting an active connection:

Mobile – Apple iOS

Step 1

  • Choose Connections and select Add VPN Connection….

Step 2

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Name: UTD VPN
    • Server Address: vpn.utdallas.edu
  • Tap Save

Step 3

  • Activate the slider next to AnyConnect VPN on the main page.

Step 4

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • UTD NetID: Your NetID
    • Password: Your Password
    • NetIDplus: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
    • Tap Connect.

Step 5

  • Tap Accept.
  • You should now have connection to the UTD network.

Mobile – Android

Step 1

  • Choose Connections and select Add VPN Connection….
STEP 1

Step 2

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Name: UTD VPN
    • Server Address: vpn.utdallas.edu
  • Tap Done
STEP 2

Step 3

  • Activate the slider next to AnyConnect VPN on the main page.
  • App may show the Untrusted VPN Server page
    • Select Change Settings
    • Under Advanced Settings uncheck the box for Block Untrusted Server
    • Press the back arrow to return to the main page and activate the slider again
      • Press Continue if Untrusted Certification message appears
STEP 3

Step 4

  • Enter the following into the information fields:
    • Username: Your NetID
    • Password: Your Password
    • NetIDplus: Your NetIDplus password (PIN)
    • Alternatively, enter one of the following as the second password:
      • Push Sends a request to your phone through the DUO app
      • Phone Calls the phone linked to your account for verification
      • SMS Sends a text message with usable PINs
  • Tap Connect.
STEP 4

Step 5

  • Tap Accept.
  • Press OK to allow connection
  • You should now have connection to the UTD network.
STEP 5b
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