Cisco Vpn Client For Mac Sierra

Cisco recently released their new AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Version 4.3.03086. This new version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and higher (including the latest version of Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra). To connect to a virtual private network (VPN), you need to enter configuration settings in Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as a password or a certificate you received from the network administrator.

To connect to a virtual private network (VPN), you need to enter configuration settings in Network preferences. These settings include the VPN server address, account name, and any authentication settings, such as a password or a certificate you received from the network administrator.

If you received a VPN settings file from your network administrator, you can import it to set up your connection. If you didn’t, you can enter the settings manually.

Import a VPN settings file

On your Mac, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the file to open Network preferences and automatically import the settings.

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network, click the Action pop-up menu , then choose Import Configurations. Select the file, then click Import.

Enter VPN settings manually

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.

  2. Click the Add button in the list at the left, click the Interface pop-up menu, then choose VPN.

  3. Click the VPN Type pop-up menu, then choose what kind of VPN connection you want to set up, depending on the network you are connecting to. Give the VPN service a name, then click Create.

    • L2TP is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol used by Internet service providers to enable a VPN over the Internet.

    • IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) is a set of security protocols.

    • IKEv2 is a protocol that sets up a security association in IPSec.

  4. Enter the server address and the account name for the VPN connection.

  5. Click Authentication Settings, then enter the information you received from the network administrator.

  6. If specified by your network administrator, click Advanced to enter additional information such as session options, TCP/IP settings, DNS servers, and proxies.

    The additional information you can enter depends on the type of VPN connection you’re setting up.

  7. Click Apply, then click OK.

Select “Show VPN status in menu bar” to use the VPN status icon to connect to the network and switch between VPN services.

To remove the VPN configuration, select the VPN network connection service in the list and click the Remove button .

See alsoChange options for L2TP over IPSec VPN connections on MacImport and export network connection settings on MacConnect your Mac to a VPN
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I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ignored entirely.

If I enter the password under the network settings and click connect, the saved password vanishes, and the dialog prompting for a password appears. I've verified that the password is correct (it's copy-pasted from a document).

  • A suggested solution to this for Snow Leopard was to save the password, open Keychain Access, locate the 'Xauth' key in the system keychain, and grant /usr/libexec/configd access to the key. This had no effect.

  • Usual permissions repair/disk check stuff

If I watch keychain access while hitting the connect button, the saved password vanishes outright from the keychain right when the dialog appears.

How do I get the password correctly saved so I don't have to rekey it on every connection?

Mikey T.K.
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I guess you are using anyconnect to connect to the Cisco VPN server. AnyConnect can also be used from Terminal. This works on macOS Sierra and AnyConnect 3.1.14018. Create a bash script with the following command:

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And put the login details in the file .credentials with the following three lines:

Don't forget to put reasonable permissions on the files.

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From reading your question I get the impression that you're doing everything correctly and the Cisco VPN Server has the option to allow saving of passwords client-side set to disallow.

I know for certain that such a setting exists.

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Both answers here as I write this have the right of it, but the existence of the vpn command line means that we can get around this user-hostile design with expect. Thanks go to the previous answerers, GhostLyrics for revealing the existence of the server side option that turns off password saving, and Hans for revealing the vpn command line client.

Create a file that looks like this:

Fill out the set fields as normal. If your VPN is like mine, you're given a list of 'groups' when you run the vpn connect. Run this once by hand, and note which number corresponds to the group you want to connect with. It won't change between runs unless the admins add/remove groups. You can't use the name here, the program expects a number.

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Once everything is filled in, chmod +x this script and run it. I am now able to connect to my VPN, hands free!

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