Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Ubuntu 16.04

I was struggling setting up a new VPN to connect to my servers at the office as vpnsetup.sh was failing

# ./vpnsetup.sh 
Installing Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client...
Extracting installation files to /tmp/vpn.0Zgby3/vpninst625702875.tgz...
Unarchiving installation files to /tmp/vpn.0Zgby3...
Starting Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Agent...
Failed to start vpnagentd.service: Unit vpnagentd.service not found.

I found a bunch of articles on the internet saying that this was due to missing libraries so started with the first batch of recommendations…

# apt install -y lib32z1 lib32ncurses5

This still didn’t work.

So I tried the next one, which was to also install the network-manager-openconnect package and reload the daemons

# apt install network-manager-openconnect

# systemctl daemon-reload

Success!

# ./vpnsetup.sh 
Installing Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client...
Removing previous installation...
mv: cannot stat '/opt/cisco/vpn/*.log': No such file or directory
Extracting installation files to /tmp/vpn.yUyv15/vpninst922924093.tgz...
Unarchiving installation files to /tmp/vpn.yUyv15...
Starting Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Agent...
Warning: vpnagentd.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units.
Done!

 

 

 

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16 thoughts on “Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN on Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Thanks a ton! You saved my day. I was struggling with the openconnect csd without any success. This is a clean and perfect solution. Thanks!

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