This is how you setup and use VPN & proxy to research from home under macOS:


Log into the ITS intranet.
Download the AnyConnect-Client and install it.


If you haven't already installed Mozilla Firefox, please download and install it.


Start Mozilla Firefox and open
Install the UniBT-Proxy AddOn.

After the installation there should be a new Uni Bayreuth icon in the upper right corner of Firefox.


Start the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from the folder Cisco in your Applications folder.


Enter the server address and click on Connect.


Select the Outside-profile and enter your Uni username (without "additions") and the corresponding password. Click on OK.

When the connection is successfully established the AnyConnect Client will disappear into the macOS bar to the top.


In Firefox, enable the UniBT Proxy AddOn by left-clicking on it.
Grey = AddOn disabled
Green = AddOn enabled


That's it! Steps 1-3 have to be done only once.
Please remember to always disconnect VPN and Proxy when you no longer need it. Otherwise all your internet traffic will contnue to go through the Uni Bayreuth!

You can disable the Proxy-AddOn by clicking on the Uni Bayreuth Logo in Firefox.
AnyConnect can be disconnected by clicking the application icon in the macOS bar to the top and clicking Disconnect.

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