Connecting with Cisco AnyConnect (iOS)

This page provides instructions on how to download, install, and connect to the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client from any mobile device that runs iOS 4, iOS 5, and iOS 6.

Installing and Configuring the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

To install and configure the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client on an Internet-connected iOS device:

  1. Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect client from the App Store.
  2. vpnios_store.png

  3. Once the app has finished installing, tap the Cisco AnyConnect icon to launch the application.
  4. vpnios_icon2.png

  5. The first time you launch AnyConnect, you will see a dialog box that asks, “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client extends the Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities of your devices. Do you want to enable this software?” Tap OK.
  6. vpnios_enable.png

  7. To configure your USC VPN connection, tap Add VPN Connection.
  8. vpnios_add.png

  9. On the Add VPN Connection screen, fill in the following information:
    1. In the Description field, type USC.
    2. In the Server Address field, type vpn.usc.edu.
  10. Tap Advanced to open the Advanced screen.
  11. anyconnectios01.png

  12. On the Advanced screen, fill in the following information:
    1. The Network Roaming option should be set to Off.
    2. The Certificate option should be set to Automatic.
    3. The Connect On Demand option should be set to Off.
    4. Under Tunnel Protocol, the Connect with IPsec option should be set to Off.
  13. Tap Add VPN Connection to return to the main Add VPN Connection screen.
  14. anyconnectios02.png

  15. Tap Save at the top of the Add VPN Connection box to save your settings.
  16. anyconnect03.png

Connecting to VPN

Once you have configured your USC VPN connection, you will need to take the following steps every time you want to connect to VPN:

  1. From the AnyConnect VPN Secure Mobility Client screen, select Cisco AnyConnect under the Choose a connection heading.
  2. vpnios_chooseconnect.png

  3. Move the slider next to AnyConnect VPN to On to bring up the Authentication screen.
  4. On the Authentication screen:
    1. Choose the appropriate VPN Group Authentication Profile for your location from the Group pull-down menu. For information describing each of these authentication profiles, please see the VPN Frequently Asked Questions page.
    2. In the Username field, enter your USC NetID username. Your USC NetID username and password are the username and password you use to connect to services such as my.usc.edu and Workday.
    3. In the Password field, enter your USC NetID password.
  5. Tap Connect.
  6. vpnios_auth.png

  7. When you have successfully connected to USC VPN, you will see a VPN icon next to your wireless icon in the top left-hand corner of your device.
  8. vpnios_connected.png

    Disconnecting from VPN

    To disconnect from VPN, move the slider next to AnyConnect VPN to Off.

    Getting Help

    If you need help installing and connecting to your AnyConnect Secure Mobility client, contact the ITS Customer Support Center.