OpenConnect SSL VPN software was created to allow remote users and employees to securely connect to a Cisco, Juniper or Palo Alto SSL VPN gateway running in an enterprise environment from Linux systems.
Here’s the simple steps for you to connect to a Cisco VPN in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Cisco, an American company is the leading provider and manufacturer of enterprise network devices, telecommunication hardware, networking security and networking software. According to computer profile as of April 2018, Cisco holds a 73.9% market which makes it the.
OpenConnect is not officially supported by these network vendors (Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Pulse Secure, or Palo Alto Networks), However, if you’re using a Linux machine with no official or limited support, you should look at OpenConnect SSL VPN client instead to help you connect to your company’s VPN gateway…
Employees can use OpenConnect SSL VPN client to connect, and if authentication is approved, the connected users or employees are grant access to internal resources.
To learn how to install the official Cisco’s AnyConnect SSL VPN client, read this post.
This post shows you how to install OpenConnct SSL VPN client on Ubuntu 18.04 or 16.04 and connect to popular VPN server gateway…
When you’re ready to install OpenConnect, follow the steps below:
OpenConnect SSL VPN client is included with Ubuntu repositories by default… No additional software and configurations needed to get the package.
Simply use the commands below to install OpenConnect on Ubuntu machines.
Once OpenConnect package has been successfully installed on Ubuntu, you should be ready to connect to SSL VPN servers, which can Cisco’s AnyConnect SSL VPN and Juniper Pulse Connect Secure…
Simply run the commands below to establish VPN connection to your VPN server gateway… In this example, our VPN gateway is vpn.example.comHisense tv driver windows 10.
sudo openconnect -u user --passwd-on-stdin vpn.example.com
Replace vpn.example.com with the gateway of your SSL VPN gateway server name or IP… Press enter to initiate the connection… if the server is up, you should be prompted for a password to authenticate….
After a successful connection and authentication, you should see similar message as below:
That’s it! You’re not connected and can use internal resources from your Linux machine…
Congratulations! You have successfully installed and configure OpenConnect to access Cisco and other VPN providers gateway…
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If you need to access resources that are only available on the UNT Network, you'll need to use Cisco VPN. To enable VPN, you may need to install a VPN client. If you're on a UNT-managed, Windows computer, you may already be using Always On VPN.
UNT VPN connections will last a maximum of 24 hours before they will need to be reconnected (this is for security purposes).
As always, contact us if you have any questions.
Cisco AnyConnect is available to be installed via SC.
Note: Laptops should automatically have AnyConnect installed.
This includes Personal Apple Computers and Personal Windows Computers.
Connecting to the campus VPN is done in two simple steps:
Once you have AnyConnect installed on your computer, you can run Cisco AnyConnect from the Start Menu. The VPN address should be pre-populated as vpn.unt.edu (or vpn#.unt.edu -- where # is a number). If you are faculty or staff, leave the group as General and Authenticate with your EUID credentials.
If you need assistance starting AnyConnect, ITSS has provided a document with details. As always, you can contact us for assistance.
The Apple computer you're working on is now configured to connect to the UNT VPN.