iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

AnyConnect for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch


Follow the steps below to install and configure Cisco AnyConnect for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  

  1. Install Cisco AnyConnect from the iTunes App Store.
  2. Once installed, open the AnyConnect app.
  3. Select Add VPN Connection.
  4. Enter a Description (e.g., CMU General VPN) and the Server Address vpn.cmu.edu.
  5. Click Save.

    Add VPN connection

Cisco AnyConnect is now configured on your device.


Follow the steps below to connect to Cisco AnyConnect from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

  1. Open the AnyConnect app.
  2. Select the VPN connection you added.
  3. Turn AnyConnect VPN ON.

    vpn on
  4. When prompted, select a Group (see the table below) and then enter your Andrew account userID and password.
    If you need to access: Group to use:
    Library licensed resources
    (ArtSTOR, NetLibrary ebooks, and AP Photo Archive)
    Library Resources VPN*
    Windows file shares General Use Campus VPN
    ACIS services (SIS, DecisionCast, HRIS) General Use Campus VPN
    *Library Resources VPN: When you are connected using the VPN-Library network ALL of your Internet traffic is tunneled through the VPN connection. This may reduce performance.
  5. Click Connect.

    vpn login window

    You are now connected to VPN.


To disconnect from VPN, select OFF from AnyConnect VPN.

Last Updated: 7/12/13