VPN - Setup and Usage on Linux

Last Updated: 02/24/2016
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For VPN setup and usage instructions using the command line interface in Linux, reference the following information.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

Get the Software

Download the needed Linux VPN client for your purposes:

Cisco AnyConnect client for Linux (32-bit)  |  Cisco AnyConnect client for Linux (64-bit)

Install AnyConnect

Extract the files from download. In the extract location use a command similar to:

sudo ~/Downloads/anyconnect-3.*/vpn/vpn_install.sh

This example is if you extracted the files in your download folder. Replace Download with your extract location.

Using AnyConnect


/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn connect vpn.colorado.edu


/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn disconnect


/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn status

AnyConnect Uninstall

sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn_uninstall.sh

Then delete the whole /opt/cisco/anyconnect folder

cd /
rm -rf /opt/cisco/anyconnect/

*proceed to AnyConnect client installation directions above

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