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Apple VPN Configuration

Description: The following instructions apply to Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" and later.  For instructions configuring VPN on earlier versions of the Mac OS, please refer to the Cisco VPN configuration instructions.

How to Use:

  1. From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences. Then open the Network preference pane.Open Network
  2. Click the plus button in the lower left corner.Click Plus
  3. Select from the drop down menus
    Interface: VPN
    VPN Type: Cisco IPSec
    Enter the
    Service Name as "UTA VPN"
    Create when ready.Add VPN
  4. Enter the following details:
    Server Address:
    Account Name: Your NetID
    Password: Your NetID Password
    Click Authentication Settings when ready.Credentials then click Authentication
  5. For the Shared Secret, enter "UTAsecret". For Group Name, enter "default". Click OK when ready.Shared Secret
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click Connect to test out your settings and to connect to the UTA VPN.Click Connect