Setting up a VPN Connection with Linux (Ubuntu)

Requirement: You have set your network access password in the IT Portal.

  • Detailed Instructions

    1. Download of the Cisco AnyConnect Client

    Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. You may need to log in with your WWU ID and your WWU password again. Pay attention whether you need the 32 or 64-bit version. Then open the terminal and switch to the folder to which you download the program: XYZ @ XYZPC :/ home / XYZPC / # cd Downloads

    2. Installation and Start of the VPN Client

    Unzip the file XYZ @ XYZPC :/ home / XYZPC / downloads / # tar xfv anyconnect-linux64-VERSION-predeploy-k9.tar.gz

    Then start the set up:
    XYZ@XYZPC:/home/XYZPC/Downloads/# cd anyconnect-linux64-VERSION/vpn
    XYZ@XYZPC:/home/XYZPC/Downloads/anyconnect-VERSION/vpn/# sudo ./vpn_install.sh


    During installation, you are asked if you accept the license terms. This must be confirmed with y and Enter. Search for Cisco within your Launcher and start the Aapplication after successful installation.

    If the application does not start from the start menu, the package libpangox must be installed.

    • For Ubuntu: XYZ@XYZPC:/home/XYZPC/Downloads/anyconnect-VERSION/vpn/# sudo apt-get install libpangox-1.0-0
    • For Suse Linux: XYZ@XYZPC:/home/XYZPC/Downloads/anyconnect-VERSION/vpn/# sudo zypper install libpangox
    or via Yast software module.

    3. Entering the Server Address

    Insert vpn.uni-muenster.de at "Connect to" and confirm your entry by clicking "Connect".

    4. Entering the Personal Identification Details

    Insert your WWU ID and your password for network access and confirm by clicking "Connect" afterwards. (Note: The network access password is not your normal WWU password. You can set it in the IT Portal.)

    5. Established Connection

    The blue background of the Cisco item at your Launcher indicates that you are successfully connected to the VPN network via Cisco AnyConnect now.

    6. Trennen der VPN-Verbindung

    If you do not need the VPN connection anymore, open the application through the Cisco symbol within the launcher and click "Disconnect".