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Install CU VPN for Linux

Install the Cisco AnyConnect software to connect to Cornell's VPN service. You must have administrative privileges to install the software. 

This article applies to: CU VPN

Enter the following:

  1. Connect to The SSL VPN Service Login dialog box will open.
  2. Enter the following:
    • Group: Leave this set to CornellVPN 
      (even if you will be using a departmental VPN after installing AnyConnect).

    • User Name: Enter your Cornell NetID.

    • Password: Enter your Cornell NetID password.

  3. A Downloads page will appear after a successful login. It may take a few seconds to a few minutes to collect information about your system.
  4. If you see two tabs labeled Download and Automatic Provisioning, select Download. (It's okay if you don't see these tabs.)
  5. Click Download for Linux.
  6. Locate the downloaded file, named anyconnect-linux64-<version> Downloaded files are usually stored in /home/<username>/Downloads. The download location is used for ${DOWNLOAD} in the following step. Make note fo the filename, which contains a version number. If your version number is different from the number shown in the next step, be sure to use your script's exact name
  7. Execute the install shell script with sudo access in a Terminal window:

    sudo /bin/sh ${DOWNLOAD}/
  8. Close the installer.
For information about connecting using the VPN, see our Connect Linux article.

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