UA VPN Download and Installation Instructions for Linux
The group should be left on its default setting of 1-UASSLClient. Type in your UA NetID, NetID Password, and the NetID+ Method chosen (push, sms, phone, or passcode) when you enrolled in NetID+. Click Login.
The following information banner will display. Click Continue.
You will be on the Cisco SSL VPN Service webpage. Click AnyConnect on the left menu, and then click Start AnyConnect in the center pane.
Any Connect Secure Mobility Client will try to use Java to complete the automatic installation. This step will most likely fail.
Another screen will appear asking to download the client manually. To continue, click on the link that reads Linux x86_64 (Linux x86 for a 32 bit computer). Click on the Download button.
After download is complete, open up a terminal session. Click on Dash Home and then search for the terminal application.
A purple box should appear. Inside this box, type in the following command: cd ~/Downloads. Then hit Enter.
In the Downloads folder escalate your permissions. NOTICE: You will need the administrator password for the computer to proceed.
To escalate privileges type in the command: sudo su, then hit Enter. You will be prompted to enter a password. After the password is entered, hit Enter. If this step was a success you will see a root name to the left of the terminal line.
NOTICE: Running as root can be dangerous. Anything you do will be permanent. Continue to follow this guide exactly. Any deviations could cause a system failure.
After you have successfully elevated privileges you will need to allow the vpnsetup.sh shell script to have ‘execute’ permissions. Type the following command: chmod +x vpnsetup.sh
Next, type the following command: ./vpnsetup.sh
If the setup completes successfully, you will be notified with Done.