How to connect to the Life Sciences Cisco AnyConnect VPN using your Apple Mac or Windows computer (this VPN will be decommissioned and is not compatible with mobile devices).

 

The Life Sciences Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN gives you a secure connection to the School of Life Sciences network (this is different from the University network at present). Once you've established your remote access VPN connection, you can connect to network file shares and access specific resources.

 

Install/update critical, security and antivirus software

Make sure all antivirus software is running and up-to-date on your computer. You should also install the latest Microsoft or Apple security updates as soon as possible and regularly thereafter.

 

Where to find the VPN

 

Standard desktops

  • Life Sciences Desktop: The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client has already been installed and configured for you.
  • Mac Staff Desktop: Find and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from in your Self-Service.
  • Windows Staff Desktop: Find and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from in your Software Centre.

 

Non-managed or personal desktops 

Find the installer file below. IT don't provide installation or configuration support for non-standard systems outside of the instructions provided.

 

Instructions

 

macOS

 

Mac Staff Desktop

  1. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN is available to install via Self Service
  2. Enter the VPN server as vpn.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk and click Connect
  3. Enter your Life Sciences username and password to connect

 

Non-managed or personal computer

  1. Download the anyconnect-macosx-i386-3.1.13015-k9.dmg installer file
  2. Install the software and set the VPN server as vpn.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk, then click Connect
  3. Enter your Life Sciences username and password to connect

 

Windows

 

Windows Staff Desktop

  1. Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN is available to install via Software Centre
  2. Enter the VPN server as vpn.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk and click Connect
  3. Enter your Life Sciences username and password to connect

 

Non-managed or personal computer

  1. Download the VPN-CiscoAnyConnect-SLS-3.1.14018 zip folder (contains 2000/XP/Vista/7 64bit Client)
  2. Extract the contents to a folder on your computer
  3. Run the installer.bat file from the extracted folder
  4. Launch the software from the Start Menu by going to Cisco then Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  5. Click Connect
  6. The VPN server should already be entered as vpn.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk
  7. You will be prompted for your Life Sciences username and password to finish the connection

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