How to Install Cisco AnyConnect on Linux

Note: Cisco only supports Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

Step 1

Download the .gz install archive to the desktop.

Step 2

Extract the archive to the desktop of Ubuntu in the following folder anyconnect-linux64-…

Note: In the file anyconnect-linux64-4.6.01103, the numbers after the dash are the version number (e.g., 4.6.01103) and will change as ITS updates the AnyConnect software package.

Linux installation files

Step 3

Open a terminal window and navigate to the extracted folder in the terminal.
ex. cd ~/Desktop/anyconnect-linux64-4.7.0.036/vpn

Step 4

Type sudo sh vpn_install.sh

Step 5

When prompted enter your root password then hit Return.

Step 6

Hit return and type y then hit Return again. The installation should now start and walk you through the setup.

Any connect should now be installed and ready to use. Please note you’ll need to enter the proper GMU VPN address and group to successfully log in (e.g., ex. vpn.gmu.edu or vpn.gmu.edu/general).