Configuring the UCSD VPN Client for GNU/ Linux via Conventional Installation
March 18, 2013 9:39:10 AM PDT
Download and configure the new UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN) AnyConnect client on your Linux machine for a conventional installation.
In the right place? If you only need to access common campus Web sites or remote desktop computing, use the VPN EasyConnect option. See instructions in Virtual Private Networks at UCSD.
- You must either log into your computer with administrator rights or have the system root password.
- You need your Active Directory (AD) username and password. If you don't remember your AD username or password, you can either reset it at https://adweb.ucsd.edu/adpass/ or contact your department's systems administrator.
- Download the VPN AnyConnect client.
- Save the client to your desktop.
- After the download completes, click Terminal under Accessories in the Applications main menu.
- Type sudo su and press enter to elevate your user permission.
- Enter your system root password when prompted.
- Go to the directory where the installation package downloaded. In this case type cd Desktop and press enter.
- Type tar vxzf ucsdvpn.tar.gz and press enter to decompress the installation package.
- Go to the directory where the installation package extracted by typing cd /home/yourusername/Desktop/anyconnect-3.0.08057/vpn and press enter.
- Type ./vpn_install.sh and press enter to execute the installation script.
- Click Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client under Internet in the Applications main menu.
- Enter vpn.ucsd.edu in the Connect to field.
- Click Connect.
- Select your desired connection profile from the Group drop-down menu:
- split – Route only campus traffic through the UCSD VPN. All other traffic goes through your normal Internet provider.
- allthruucsd – Route all traffic through the UCSD VPN.
- Use when accessing Library resources
- Enter your AD username and password.
- Click Connect.
- Right-click the AnyConnect client icon located near the top right corner of your screen.
- Select Quit.