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SSL VPN Client Installation Instructions

Windows Version

These instructions will allow you to connect to VPN for the first time. After you followed these instructions, you may access VPN by searching for it or selecting it from the Windows Start menu and skipping to step 10.

VPN Setup - Mac Version

To install CCRI's SSL VPN:

  1. While Off-campus, open up a web browser (the latest versions of IE, Firefox or Chrome) and enter: in the web address window.

  2. You may receive a website security certificate message. If so, click on the " Continue to this website (not recommended) " link.
    windows security message

  3. This will bring you to a Login screen.
    1. Select your CCRI department from the "GROUP" drop-down list.
    2. In the "USERNAME:" field enter your CCRI username
    3. In the "PASSWORD:" field, type your password
    4. click the "Login" button.
      Login dialog box

  4. Another dialog box will appear, Click “Continueto bring you to CCRI’s WebVPN Service homepage.
    vpn tunnel warning

  5. To install the client, click on the AnyConnect link in the left navigation pane and then click on the Start AnyConnect link:
    AnyConnect install link

  6. The website will eventually prompt you to do a Manual Installation. Click on the “Windows Desktop” link and install Cisco AnyConnect.
    Manual Installation

  7. Run the downloaded file, following the instruction prompts. The program will ask you to click “Next” several times.
    Run Installation

  8. Open Cisco AnyConnect by searching for it or selecting it from the Windows Start menu. When Cisco AnyConnect opens click on the gear in the bottom right corner.
    Click on gear

  9. Make sure that “Block connections to untrusted servers” is Unchecked. You can then close the window.
    Uncheck Block Connections

  10. Underneath VPN: Ready to connect, type in and click on Connect.
    Connect to VPN

  11. You will be prompted again for your Group, Username, and Password. Please enter your information and click OK.
    VPN Login Credentials

  12. Next, you must accept the Cisco AnyConnect connection. Click Accept. You are now connected to VPN.
    VPN Secure Tunnel

  13. To end your VPN session, right click on the VPN icon in the system tray and select “Quit.”
    Quit AnyConnect