I haven’t had much luck with Cisco VPN software on the Mac in the past. Unfortunately, the Cisco AnyConnect software that we use at Towson doesn’t accept connections from the built-in Apple VPN client.
Luckily (and predictably), the open-source community has a solution to this problem. OpenConnect is an open source replacement for AnyConnect. It was a pretty easy install as these things go. I use homebrew for packages on Mac OS X, so if you use something else your mileage may vary, but here’s the steps I used:
brew install openconnect
- download and install TunTap virtual network drivers
- startup drivers manually, or reboot.
- test out your vpn connection.
For the record, uninstalling should be pretty simple, just:
- Re-edit /etc/sudoers
- delete the cert in ~/Library/Certificates
brew uninstall openconnect
rm -r /Library/Extensions/tun.kext /Library/Extensions/tap.kext /Library/StartupItems/tun /Library/StartupItems/tap