Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Installation Guide



A VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure connection between a user and a protected service. The University of Mississippi provides VPN account services to authorized users that have a need to access the University's internal network from a remote location.

To install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client on your PC or Android device, follow the instructions given in this document. If you require additional assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 662-915-5222.

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client provides secure connectivity to various systems. Users will need to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client software before use. This installation procedure will only need to be completed once. After the Client is installed, it will remain on the user's PC and can be called up any time it is needed.

To begin the installation process, point your browser to vpn.olemiss.edu.

First, users will be prompted to download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client software. You will see a sign-on screen, like the one below:



Note that the Group has defaulted to UM-Faculty-Staff. This is the proper Group designation for almost all users.

Enter your Ole Miss WebID and password in the spaces provided, and click LOGIN.

You will then be prompted to install the appropriate software onto your Windows or Android device. Proceed through the process by replying 'yes' or 'continue' where appropriate. Since the steps will vary according to your hardware or software platform, you are encouraged to call the Helpdesk at 662-915-5222 if you have questions during your installation. Simply provide the Helpdesk with your device specifics and they will assist you with the process.