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This page contains links to download and installation instructions for VPN software for Linux.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to get the latest anyconnect client installed on Fedora 27 or CentOS 7! Download anyconnect. NVIDIA Anyconnect VPN Clients: Windows Mac Linux (x64) Install Guide NOTE: Android/iOS clients can be downloaded from their respective app stores. AnyConnect Profiles XML and profile files are stored locally to the users machine. The location varies based on OS.

University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff can use these directions to set up some Linux computers or devices to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Cisco-supported Versions

Some versions of Red Hat Linux and Ubuntu are compatible with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. See the AnyConnect 4.8 Release Notes for a detailed listing of which versions and features are supported.

Downloading the VPN software

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From the WebStore, download the VPN software that applies to your system's hardware (only 64 bit is supported in the 4.x software).

If you are using Ubuntu, you may also need to install the OpenConnect Network Manager in order to make the GUI work correctly:

for Ubuntu 16 try:

for older versions of Ubuntu, this command might be needed.

The information below has been modeled on the University of California at Irvine instructions provided at:

Additional troubleshooting tips are available there.

Red Hat Linux

As root, first unzip and untar the file, then run the vpn_install shell script. [Note the file name and directory name will change as the version changes. The example below was from version 4.3.05017.]

The vpn client will be installed on your system and the vpnagentd process will be started. This process will be started each time your system is booted.

Starting the VPN client

To start the VPN client:

  • Command line:
    In a terminal window, type
    /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpnui

  • Gnome user interface:
    Look for Cisco AnyConnect in the menu system.

  • Fedora:
    Look in Applications -> Internet

The Connect to: box appears.

  • Enter vpn.illinois.edu and press return.

When the connection begins, enter the following:

  • Group menu: Select 1_SplitTunnel_Default
    (Note: This is the most common choice. See About VPN Profiles for information about the alternatives, such as Tunnel All for access to library resources.)
  • Username: Your NetID
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest ID)
  • Password: Your Active Directory password
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest password)

In the box that appears, click Accept.

You are now ready to use your VPN connection.

Ubuntu

A good source to help with this: http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~jstern/uci_vpn_ubuntu/

Anyconnect

First, extract the files and install as root:

Accept the license agreement when prompted.

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Then install the Ubuntu Network Manager plugins (note, even with this package Ubuntu 16 does not support the GUI interface: see https://askubuntu.com/questions/760864/no-more-anyconnect-compatible-vpn-transport-in-ubuntu-16-04 for more information):

To configure the VPN using the Network Manager:

  1. Click on the 'Network Manager' icon in your System Tray on your desktop.
  2. In the menu that appears, go to VPN Connections -> Configure VPN
  3. Click Add.
  4. Choose Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN (openconnect) and click Create.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Connection name: Tech Services VPN
    • Gateway: vpn.illinois.edu
    • User name: Leave blank at this point.
  6. Click Save.

Starting the VPN client

  1. Click on the 'Network Manager' icon in your System Tray on your desktop.
  2. In the menu that appears, go to VPN Connections and click Tech Services VPN.
  3. Click on the connection icon (two screens).
  4. Enter the following information:
    • Group menu: Select 1_SplitTunnel_Default
      (Note: This is the most common choice. See About VPN Profiles for information about the alternatives.)
    • Username: Your NetID
      (or, if you're a guest, your guest ID)
    • Password: Your Active Directory password
      (or, if you're a guest, your guest password)
  5. Click Login.
Note: Due to an issue with the dnsmasq process, if you are unable to connect to websites or services after you connect to the VPN, you may need to reconfigure Network Manager to avoid using dnsmasq. One way to do this is to issue the follow commands:
sudo sed -i 's/^dns=dnsmasq/#&/' /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
sudo service network-manager restart
sudo service networking restart

Disconnecting the VPN client

  1. Click on the 'Network Manager' icon in your System Tray on your desktop.
  2. Go to VPN Connections -> Disconnect VPN.

AnyConnect client profiles are downloaded to clients along with the VPN AnyConnect client software. These profiles define many client-related options, such as auto-connect on startup and auto-reconnect, and whether the end-user can change the option from the AnyConnect client preferences and advanced settings.

If you configure a fully-qualified hostname (FQDN) for the outside interface when configuring the remote access VPN connection, the system creates a client profile for you. This profile enables the default settings. You must create and upload VPN AnyConnect client profiles only if you want non-default behavior. Note that client profiles are optional: if you do not upload one, AnyConnect clients will use default settings for all profile-controlled options.

Note: You must include the FTDdevice’s outside interface in the VPN profile’s server list for the AnyConnect client to display all user-controllable settings on the first connection. If you do not add the address or FQDN as a host entry in the profile, then filters do not apply for the session. For example, if you create a certificate match and the certificate properly matches the criteria, but you do not add the device as a host entry in that profile, the certificate match is ignored.

You can also create AnyConnect client profile objects while editing a profile property by clicking the Create New AnyConnect Client Profile link shown in the object list.

Before you begin

Before you can upload VPN AnyConnect client profiles, you must do the following.

  • Download and install the stand-alone AnyConnect “Profile Editor - Windows / Standalone installer (MSI).” The installation file is for Windows only and has the file name anyconnect-profileeditor-win-<version>-k9.msi, where <version> is the AnyConnect version. For example, anyconnect-profileeditor-win-4.3.04027-k9.msi. You must also install Java JRE 1.6 (or higher) before installing the profile editor. Obtain the AnyConnect profile editor from https://software.cisco.com/download/home/283000185 in the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client category.
  • Use the profile editor to create the profiles you need. You should specify the hostname or IP address of the outside interface in the profile. For detailed information, see the editor’s online help.

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The following procedure explains how you can create and edit objects directly through the Objects page:

Create an AnyConnect Client Profile Object

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  1. In the CDO navigation bar at the left, click Objects.
  2. Click the blue plus button.
  3. Click RA VPN Objects (ASA & FTD) > AnyConnect Client Profile.
  4. In the ObjectName field, enter a name for the AnyConnect client profile.
  5. Click Browse and select the file you created using the Profile Editor.
  6. Click Open to upload the profile.
  7. Click Add to add the object.