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Rutgers offers several methods of establishing Remote Access VPN connectivity on devices running various Linux distributions. The methods described on this page have been tested with Red Hat and Ubuntu. Documentation and software downloads for each are located on this page.

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Linux

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is the offical Cisco VPN Client. If you have not previously installed the Cisco AnyConnect client, you can authenticate to any of the VPN’s through a web-browser which will attempt to auto-install AnyConnect. If this fails (which due to modern browser security it almost always does) you will then be presented the option to manually download and install the client.

OpenConnect Open Source Client

A VPN connection can also be established using Open Connect Open Source Client. Both and openconnect and networkmanager-openconnect packages are available in the repositories for the majority of Linux operating systems.

OpenConnect Instructions


If you’re having trouble connecting, please contact the helpdesk via their website or by phone 833-OIT-HELP