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Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by MAYBL8 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:51 am

Is anyone here familiar with Cisco anyconnect VPN? My company uses this to have people remote into our systems.
I would like to connect my MX to it.
Looking for recommendations for what packages to install.

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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by bigbenaugust » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 am

You need to install openconnect and network-manager-openconnect-gnome.

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sudo apt install openconnect network-manager-openconnect-gnome
(it might be in MXPI somewhere... but I've never used it.)

and after a logout/login, there should be an option under NetworkManager (where the wifi/wired net icon is). Go to VPN Connections and then Configure VPN. Click Add and there should be an option to add a "Cisco AnyConnect compatible VPN".

For our VPN, I only need to enter a name and the VPN gateway and leave the rest blank. Yours may be different.
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:48 am

network-manager-openconnect-gnome is installed by default. Just right-click the network icon > Edit connections ..., and click Add to select Cisco compatible etc.
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by bigbenaugust » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:12 pm

Sorry, I was confusing my distros for a minute.
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by smilliken » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:04 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:48 am
network-manager-openconnect-gnome is installed by default. Just right-click the network icon > Edit connections ..., and click Add to select Cisco compatible etc.
Tried to add this on two different stock computers and get this error:
vpnc.png
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by bigbenaugust » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:24 pm

One vpnc package is usually required by openconnect. Is the vpnc-scripts package installed?
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:07 pm

Here by default on MX-18

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$ apt policy vpnc
vpnc:
  Installed: 0.5.3r550-3
  Candidate: 0.5.3r550-3
  Version table:
 *** 0.5.3r550-3 500
        500 http://debian.mirror.constant.com/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by smilliken » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:00 pm

vpnc.png
Installing network-manager-vpnc-gnome removes the error noted above.

@Jerry3904 Running apt policy vpnc produces the same results as you, prior to installing the above noted package.
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:05 pm

Did you reboot after any changes?
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Re: Cisco Anyconnect VPN

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Post by smilliken » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:45 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Did you reboot after any changes?
Nope
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