Cisco Vpn Client Linux


The Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) Mobility Client provides remote users with a secure VPN connection. It provides the benefits of a Cisco Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN client and supports applications and functions unavailable to a browser-based SSL VPN connection. The Client supports all Cisco VPN access products and servers. Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Linux is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client that can be installed and launched from within a web.

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for Linux is recommended. The following instructions are provided for those who prefer to use a built-in VPN client for Linux.


Stanford's VPN allows you to connect to Stanford's network as if you were on campus, making access to restricted services possible.

Two types of VPN are available:

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  1. 24 August 2018 The easiest way to create a Cisco VPN client connection on Redhat 7 Linux is to use vpnc client which is an opensource alternative to Cisco VPN client. Let's start by VPNC installation on RHEL7. The VPNC package is located within EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7) repository thus first enable EPEL repository.
  2. Sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc That will install vpnc, network-manager-vpnc and network-manager-vpnc-gnome. Now LEFT click on your network manager applet: And choose 'Configure VPN.' , then click 'Add' and drop the menu to 'Cisco Compatible VPN'.
  • Default Stanford (split-tunnel). When using Stanford's VPN from home, we generally recommend using the Default Stanford split-tunnel VPN. This routes and encrypts all traffic going to Stanford sites and systems through the Stanford network as if you were on campus. All non-Stanford traffic proceeds to its destination directly.
  • Full Traffic (non-split-tunnel). This encrypts all internet traffic from your computer but may inadvertently block you from using resources on your local network, such as a networked printer at home. If you are traveling or using Wi-Fi in an untrusted location like a coffee shop or hotel, you may wish to encrypt all of your internet traffic through the Full Traffic non-split-tunnel VPN to provide an additional layer of security.
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You can select thy type of VPN you want to use each time you connect to the Stanford VPN.

Install the OpenConnect client

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  • On Debian-compatible distributions (including Ubuntu), install the network-manager-openconnect-gnome package.
  • On RedHat-compatible distributions (including Fedora and CentOS), install NetworkManager-openconnect-gnome.

Set up a new VPN interface

  1. In System Settings, open the Network panel and click the + button to create a new interface.
  2. On Ubuntu, select VPN from the list of interface types and click Create.
  3. Select the Cisco AnyConnect Compatible VPN connection type (and, on Ubuntu, click Create).
  4. Choose a name for the connection (e.g., Stanford) and set the Gateway to Then, click Add (or Save).

Connect to the Stanford VPN

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  1. In the Network panel, turn the new interface on.
    • On Ubuntu, in the System menu you may also click the Network icon select the new interface from the list of VPN Connections.
    • On Fedora, in the System menu you may choose VPN Off and click Connect.
  2. In the Connect to VPN dialog box, enter the following information and then click Login.
    • GROUP: select Default Stanford split- tunnel or Full Traffic non-split-tunnel
    • Username: your SUNet ID
    • Password: your SUNet ID password
  3. Complete the two-step authentication.