Installing SafeConnect on Mac

Before You Begin

Before you can install and use the Georgetown VPN (Virtual Private Network), you will need the following:

  • Intel-based Mac (Mac OS X 10.6 or higher)
  • Internet connection
  • Most recent Mac OS critical updates
  • Latest virus definitions (check with your antivirus program for details)


Downloading and Installing Georgetown SafeConnect
  1. Click (Note You might be prompted to log in to your Box account.) The installer file, Macintosh-anyconnect-3.1.10010-k9.dmg, will be downloaded automatically to your computer. 
  2. Click on the down-pointing arrow next to the installer file listing at the bottom of your screen, and then select Show in Finder from the drop-down menu. 

  3. In the Finder window, double-click the AnyConnect.pkg icon. 

  4. In the installer welcome window, click Continue.

  5. In the Software License Agreement window, click Continue.

  6. In the next window, click Agree.

  7. Click Continue in the next window. 

  8. Click Install in the next window.

  9. In the next window, enter your Mac computer password (NOT your NetID password), and then click Install Software to start the installation process. 

  10. Click Close in the installation confirmation window.

  11. If you want to add a program shortcut to the Dock, perform the following: 
    • In the Finder, navigate to the listing for the Georgetown VPN (in the Applications folder). The listing appears as Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
    • Drag the listing to the Dock to create the shortcut. 

  12. You have now successfully installed the Georgetown AnyConnect VPN client. You will now be able to connect to the Georgetown VPN.