Setting up a VPN Connection with Linux

As an alternative to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, you can also use the OpenConnect software, which you can find in the package manager of the current distributions.

Requirement: You have set your net access password in the IT Portal (this is not your normal WWU password, you can set the net access password in the IT Portal).

  • Detailed Instructions

    1. Install OpenConnect

    Please open the terminal or the Package Manage and install the package "OpenConnect". On Ubuntu you can use the following command: XYZ@XYZPC:/home/XYZPC/# sudo apt install openconnect

    2. Establish the VPN Connection

    To establish the VPN connection, open the terminal and enter the following command:
    XYZ @ XYZPC: / home / XYZPC / # sudo openconnect vpn.uni-muenster.de

    You may be asked for the password of the user account on your PC. You will then be asked for your WWU ID and network access password (this is not your normal WWU password, you can set the net access password in the IT Portal). Enter both and confirm your entries with Enter. The VPN connection is now established.

    2. Establish the VPN Connection
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    3. Terminate the VPN Connection

    To terminate the VPN connection you can simply terminate OpenConnect in Terminal with Ctrl + c.