Configuring the Cisco VPN 3000 Client (Mac OS X)
VPN is Virtual Private Networking, also called IP tunneling, is a secure method of accessing USC computer resources. Currently, ITS supports only the configuration of your VPN client.
Please note that the Cisco VPN 3000 desktop client is no longer supported by ITS. Existing users may continue to connect using the Cisco VPN 3000 desktop client. New users should use the web-based Cisco AnyConnect client.Configuring the Cisco Systems VPN 3000 Client
Click the VPNClient icon located in the Applications folder of your hard drive.
In the VPN 3000 Client toolbar, click the New icon.
In the Connection Entry field, type a unique name for the connection, such as
USC VPN. The Description field may be left blank.
In the Host field, enter
Click the Authentication tab. Verify that Group Authentication is selected.
If you are connecting using USC Wireless access, type
Wirelessin the Name field.
If you are connecting to access restricted electronic resources through a non-USC internet service provider, type
USCin the Name field.
If you are at the Doheney Eye Institute, KUSC, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, or a Tenet Health Care hospital, then use alternate profiles in the Group Authentication. See VPN Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
In the Password field, enter
In the Confirm Password field, enter
Click the Transport tab. The Transport Configuration panel appears.
Check the Enable Transport Tunneling box.
Click the Select the IPSec over UDP ( NAT / PAT ) radio button.
Click the Save button to save the settings and return to the VPN Client window.
After you have configured the VPN client, you can use it to connect to the USC Network:
Double-click the VPNClient icon located in your Applications folder.
Highlight the USC Connection Entry, which has
sslvpn.usc.edulisted under Host. Click the Connect button.
In the Username field, enter your USC username.
In the Password field, enter your USC account password. Click OK.
Once your username and password are authenticated, you are returned to the VPN Client window. A lock appears next to the Connection Entry.
If you are connecting using an outside internet service provider, you can now access USC restricted resources. If you are connecting over USC Wireless, you now have a secure connection and can access USC restricted resources.
If you enter your username and/or password incorrectly, you will be prompted to enter them again. After three unsuccessful attempts to authenticate, the VPN client will return an authentication error.
For questions, contact the Customer Support Center at (213) 740-5555 or email@example.com.