Cisco Secure Client (Mac): Installation and Connection

This document provides instructions for installing and connecting to UW-Stout's VPN service using the Cisco Secure Client.

Installing Cisco Secure Client

  1. The Cisco Secure Client can be installed from Self Service (Staff) or Managed Software Center (Students). See Below:

    Installing Secure Client using Self Service (Faculty/Staff)

     Search for Cisco Secure Client in Self Service

    Cisco Secure Client Icon in Sefl Service

    Faculty and staff can independently install many campus-licensed software titles using the Self Service application on your campus-owned Apple computer.

    1. Locate the Self Service app in your Applications folder and double-click it to launch it.

      Self Service

    2. Enter your UW-Stout Username  and Password, then click Sign In.

      Stout Login

    3. Self Service opens.  By default it shows you all the available software and devices.  You can also choose a category from the list on the left side of the screen to narrow things down.

      Self Service categories

    4. To install an application, click the Install button under to the icon.  Or, if you click the icon, you can read the description first, and then click Install. Once installation is complete, you're ready to use the application.  You will find the application in your Applications folder.
    Firefox install           Chrome Install


    Installing Secure Client using Managed Software Center (Students)

     Search for Cisco Secure Client in Managed Software Center

     Cisco Secure Client Icon in Managed Software Center

    1. Double-Click the Managed Software Center icon in your Applications folder.

      Managed Software Center Icon

    2. You can see the software available for installation through Managed Software Center.  (If this is your very first time opening Managed Software Center, it will take you to the Updates page first.  Just click Software on the left side of the screen once the update process completes.)

      Managed Software Center environment

    3. In this example, we'll install the Chrome web browser.  Click the Install button under Chrome.

      All Items in Managed Software Center

    4. The software will download and install.

      Chrome Install

    5. That's it!  Chrome is now installed on your computer, and you will receive a notification when an update is available.

    Connecting to VPN using Cisco Secure Client

    To connect to VPN from your Apple computer: 

    1. Run Cisco Secure Client located in the Cisco folder in your Applications Folder.

      Cisco Secure Client Application Icon

    2. Click on Connect.

      Cisco Secure Client Window

    3. Enter your UW-Stout username and password when prompted.


KeywordsApple VPN virtual private network off campus off-campus home away cisco secure cisco secure client   Doc ID110155
OwnerJeremy K.GroupUW Stout
Created2021-04-07 13:37:00Updated2023-12-06 12:27:51
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