Last updated at 2024-02-19 12:16:41 by ouit0213

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Installation


Your Orchard Mac must be running a supported MacOS version which is either;

  • MacOS 12 Monterey
  • MacOS 13 Ventura
  • MacOS 14 Sonoma

1. The Cisco AnyConnect 4 VPN Client (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) is installed via Orchard Self Service. To start the installation process double-click the Self Service application Self Service Application in the Dock:

2. The installer for Cisco AnyConnect 4 VPN can be found on the main page, click the Install button to begin:


Regarding iCloud Private Relay

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is not compatible with iCloud Private Relay. Installing the VPN client will disable Private Relay. During the installation process, if you have iCloud Private Relay enabled, you will see this message:

Private Relay Notification

Private Relay will not be available again unless the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client is uninstalled.

3. Read through the guidance notes then click the Install button:

Install Message

4. During the installation you will see this message:

Socket Filter

Please click the Allow button; the Cisco AnyConnect Socket Filter is required to enable the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client to function correctly.

Depending upon your macOS version you may receive a notification regarding Managed Login Items, this is just to let you know a new service has been added to your Mac:

Managed Login Items

5. Once the installation has completed you can find the VPN client (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) in the Cisco folder within the Applications folder:

VPN Client Icon

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