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Rutgers offers several methods of establishing Remote Access VPN connectivity on devices running Mac OSX. Documentation and software downloads for each are located on this page.

AnyConnect Client

The preferred method of connecting to VPN on an Apple computer is using the Cisco AnyConnect Client.  Installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client eliminates the need to download the application each time a user logs into the SSL VPN Portal.

If have not previously installed the Cisco AnyConnect client, you can authenticate through a web-browser which will attempt to auto-install AnyConnect; If this fails, you will then be presented the option to manually download and install the client. Please note that administrative privileges are required to install AnyConnect

MacOS SSL Instructions


SSL VPN Portal

Rutgers Web-based VPN is available at the following link:

Native macOS VPN Client

With the implementation 2FA enhanced security, using mac OS’ native Cisco IPSec VPN client will no longer be supported as of July 1st 2019. We strongly recommend moving over to the Cisco AnyConnect client as soon as possible.


If you’re having trouble connecting, please contact the helpdesk via their website or by phone 833-OIT-HELP