VPN: Download the macOS Client and Connect

  • If you use a University of Michigan MiWorkspace managed device, VPN software and profiles are already configured for you. See instructions to connect to UMVPN for MiWorkspace managed Macs. If you need help connecting to the VPN on a managed device, please contact the ITS Service Center. These pages provide VPN configurations for unmanaged or personal devices (e.g., research users, BYOD users, etc.).
  • With the exception of Conference Participant/Short Term Guest (Type 3) sponsored accounts, sponsored affiliates can use the VPN.

Download and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  1. Select the appropriate VPN client for your university role:
  2. Run the downloaded UMVPN-anyconnect file to install the client.
  3. Follow the prompts.

Note: If you are using macOS Big Sur or newer, you will need to open security preferences when installing Cisco Anyconnect.

Connect Using the VPN

Important You must have a network connection to connect via the VPN.

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client.
  2. Select UMVPN - All Traffic or UMVPN - Only U-M Traffic from the profile drop-down list.
  3. Click Connect.
  4. Authenticate using your uniqname and UMICH password when prompted.
  5. Authenticate via Duo two-factor authentication. 

If you prefer to use the built-in VPN client, refer to VPN: Download macOS VPN Client Configuration Files for configuration instructions.

Last Updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023