Supported Software

Application:Cisco Secure Client (VPN)

Virtual private network client

This application allows you to connect to many Williams College network resources while off campus.

For library resources including databases, electronic journals, and electronic books, VPN is not required. Instead, please see the Researching Off Campus page at

Once installed you can find the app in a Cisco folder within your Applications folder or all programs list.
When you first launch the app enter the following address to connect:

Then enter your Williams username (ex. abc1) and password. After logging in you will be asked to provide a MFA passcode from your Okta Verify app. If you prefer a push notification or have another method setup you can specify that in the box with the corresponding number. i.e. type one to get the Okta Verify Push notification

Click here for the full directions: Williams VPN

Operating System
  • macOS
  • Windows
Mac Download:
Windows Download:
Support Contact:Client Services
Email:Email hidden; Javascript is required.
Student Availability:Yes
Personal Device Availability:Yes
Requires KeyAccess Client:No
Requires VPN when Off-Campus:No

Our typical software license covers actively employed Faculty/Staff and some agreements also over currently enrolled students.  If you can’t find an application you are looking for or have other questions, please email: [email protected]