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VPN for Mac OS X

OS X has a built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) client that allows you to establish a secure connection to UMKC's local area network.

 

macOS 10.12 Sierra

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple menu in the top left and selecting System Preferences.
  2. Click Network
  3. Click the "+" button in the lower left.
  4. Select interface type VPN.
  5. Select VPN type Cisco IPSec.
  6. Change service name to UMKC-IPSec.
  7. Click Create.
  8. For server address, enter weblogon.umkc.edu
  9. For account name, enter your UMKC Username. Do not include @umkc.edu or @mail.umkc.edu. If your account is on a non-UMKC domain you will need to prepend your username with your domain prefix.
  10. Click Authentication Settings.
  11. For password, type your UMKC Username password. Note: you will need to update your VPN settings every time you change your UMKC Username password.
  12. For shared secret, type UMKC.
  13. For group name, type UMKC.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Click Apply.
  16. Click Connect.
  17. When you no longer need the VPN connection, close it by clicking the VPN icon at the top of the screen and selecting Disconnect UMKC-IPSec from the dropdown menu.
  18. To restart the VPN connection to the UMKC network later, just click the VPN icon at the top of the screen and select Connect UMKC-IPSec.

 

Apple OS X 10.7 to 10.11

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple menu in the top left and selecting System Preferences.
  2. Click Network
  3. Click the "+" button in the lower left.
  4. Select interface type VPN.
  5. Select VPN type Cisco IPSec.
  6. Change service name to UMKC-IPSec.
  7. Click Create.
  8. For server address, enter weblogon.umkc.edu
  9. For account name, enter your UMKC Username. Do not include @umkc.edu or @mail.umkc.edu. If your account is on a non-UMKC domain you will need to prepend your username with your domain prefix.
  10. For password, type your UMKC Username password. Note: you will need to update your VPN settings every time you change your UMKC Username password.
  11. Click Authentication Settings.
  12. For shared secret, type UMKC.
  13. For group name, type UMKC.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Click Apply.
  16. Click Connect.
  17. When you no longer need the VPN connection, close it by clicking the VPN icon at the top of the screen and selecting Disconnect UMKC-IPSec from the dropdown menu.
  18. To restart the VPN connection to the UMKC network later, just click the VPN icon at the top of the screen and select Connect UMKC-IPSec.

 



Terms of Use

A VPN connects your device to the UMKC network. This means it is visible to the world as part of the UMKC network which exposes it to the same threats as any device on the campus. These may include attempts to gain unauthorized access to your machine. Your device's vulnerability is determined by the security settings, policies and behaviors you employ in the use and management of the device. It is your responsibility to protect your device from unauthorized access.