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Introduction

Whenever I tried to install Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client on Ubuntu, I will have problem installing the software or fail to start the program for the first time. In this blog post, I documented the simple protocol of installing Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client on Ubuntu.

Platform

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client 4.5.0

Installation

Prerequisites

$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-openconnect libpangox-1.0-0

Install VPN Client

Download VPN client from your company or certain trusted website. For NVIDIA employees, we use https://www.nvidia.com/content/includes/anyconnect.html. Unzip the file and goes into the directory of the folder.

$ cd ./vpn
$ sudo ./vpn_install.sh

Verify Installation

$ /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpnui

If there are missing components that are causing the failure of Anyconnect to start, we will get error or warning messages from the terminal. Then we could use these information for further troubleshooting.