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Cisco AnyConnect Client install options:


The use of all Information Technology (IT) facilities at the University of South Australia, including the UniSA wired and wireless networks, is subject to the University's Acceptable use of Information Technology (IT) facilities policy

Follow online Cisco AnyConnect Installation Wizard

Or for step by step instructions (including screenshots) see the installing the Cisco AnyConnect Client page.

Follow the online Cisco AnyConnect Installation Wizard.

If you experience issues please refer to the Installing the AnyConnect Client user guide.

For 64-bit systems, the VPN client needs to be installed manually.

  1. Go to:
    Note: Internet Explorer (version 8 or above) is the recommended browser for installing the AnyConnect client.
  2. Click Continue to this website if warned about valid certificates appears.
  3. Enter your UniSA Username and Password
  4. Click Login
    An AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client dialogue box will advise the software needs to be installed manually.
  5. Click Download
  6. Follow on screen prompts for installation

For more in-depth instructions see the Cisco AnyConnect Client for Windows 64-bit Operating System page.

A native VPN connection can be configured within macOS X (64-bit) to allow for connection to the UniSA VPN server.  With this setup method, no VPN client needs to be installed in order for a connection to be established.

For step by step instructions see setting up VPN connection on macOS 10.7 or higher Operating Systems page.

The Cisco AnyConnect App can be found in the Apple App Store by searching "AnyConnect".

  1. Install free AnyConnect app
  2. Open the app and select Add VPN Connection
  3. Add Connection
  4. Update the Add VPN Connection dialog box as follows:
    Description: Type UniSA
    Server Address: Type
  5. Click Save
  6. Set the AnyConnect VPN  to ON
  7. Click
  8. Update the Authentication dialog box as follows:
    Username: <your UniSA username>
    Password: <your UniSA password>
  9. Click Connect

Once successfully connected you will see a tick next to the connection details.  You will also notice a VPN icon appear in the top bar of the iPad.  This shows that the VPN is connected.

With VPN connected you are able to use the appropriate application to connect to your remote desktop or access files.

NOTE: Remember to disconnect the VPN when it is no longer required (open the application again, select the VPN Connection).

If you are using an implementation of Linux other than Ubuntu you must use the generic Linux Client.  You may need to modify the VPN Client to work with you particular flavour of Linux. 

NOTE: Cisco AnyConnect is the only UniSA supported client.

UniSA STEM users should download the following Cisco AnyConnect Client software to connect to the UniSA VPN:

Please follow the Installation Guide to ensure only the necessary modules of the AnyConnect client are installed.

Connecting to RESNET using AnyConnect VPN software (ITMS Users Only)

  • Server Address:

Connecting to the UniSA VPN via IPSec (ITMS Users Only)

  • Server:
  • Shared Secret: b33t1j005e