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Note: You need to setup two factor authentication before using SCINet VPN. Follow the instructions here.

The AWS-native toolkit isn't great here, so partners have stepped up, Cisco among them. The Cisco ASAv is a virtual machine that emulates the feature-set of the eponymous Cisco ASA series. Right now the highest throughput supported in AWS (or any other cloud) is 2Gbps with an ASAv30.

  • The default firewall vendor for MacStadium private clouds is Cisco Systems, Inc. Verify that you have created a site-to-site VPN connection in Amazon. For more information about how to set up your VPN, see Setting Up the AWS Side of the Site-to-Site VPN. Log in to your AWS Management Console and access your VPC service.
  • AWS Client VPN is a managed client-based VPN service that allows AWS users to access AWS resources over the open-source SSL VPN Client OpenVPN. AWS Client VPN Concept If you’ve never used OpenVPN before, it is essentially an open-source version of SSL VPN clients such as the good old Cisco VPN Client / Cisco AnyConnect or Juniper Pulse Secure.
  • Apr 04, 2020 Cisco AnyConnect is a popular VPN that co-exists effectively with other Cisco products. Designed in an era when remote access was primarily done on smaller scales in fixed environments, it is well suited to a vast number of organizations that have simple, hardware-based VPN requirements – but it’s not a good fit for everyone.
  • The traditional Cisco IPsec VPN client does not support the use of IPv6. However, the Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 client does support IPv6. Therefore, the use of the Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 client is a must in order to support for remote access that uses IPv6. For additional training resources please visit our Blog page.

Note 2: The address for SCINet VPN is now ocvpn.scinet.usda.gov

The SCINet OpenConnect VPN server is compatible with the Cisco Anyconnect client if you already have that installed. We have tested this with OSX, Windows, Linux, and Android. Use of the SCINet VPN does require 2 factor authentication. If you have not set that up yet please read these instructions and do so before continuing.

First open AnyConnect and enter ocvpn.scinet.usda.gov in the box and click [Connect]

Enter your SCINet Username.

Enter your password with your GA 6-digit code appended to the end. For example if your password is “qwerty” and your GA app is showing “456321” you would enter:

You should now get the welcome banner. This may change over time from what is shown here. Click [Accept]

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You are now connected to the SCINet VPN.

On OSX this shows up on the status bar (typically at the top of your screen) like this:

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In Windows the notifications will appear in the tray (typically at the bottom of your screen) and looks like this:

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In linux there is no notification icon but you should see this window.