UA VPN for Linux

Download and Installation Instructions

 
  • Open an Internet browser and go to https://vpn.arizona.edu to install VPN.   The group should be left on its default setting of 1-UASSLClient.  Type in your UA NetID, NetID Password, and the NetID+ Method chosen (push, sms, phone, or passcode) when you enrolled in NetID+.

VPN Download and Install Screen 1

NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE NOT ENROLLED IN NETID+, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSTALL AND USE THE VPN. PLEASE GO TO THE NETID+ ENROLLMENT PAGE AND ENROLL PRIOR TO INSTALLING THE VPN.

 

  • An informational banner should be displayed as shown below.  Click Continue.

Network for authorized UA community warning

 

  • Any Connect Secure Mobility Client will try to use Java to complete the automatic installation. This step will most likely fail.  

 AnyConnect Linux Java Auto Detection

 

  • Another screen will appear asking to download the client manually. To continue, click on the link that reads Linux x86_64 (Linux x86 for a 32 bit computer). Click on the Download button.

AnyConnect Linux Install Screen

 

  • After download is complete, open up a terminal session. Click on Dash Home and then search for the terminal application.

AnyConnect Linux Terminal Dash Home

 

  • A purple box should appear.  Inside this box, type in the following command:  cd ~/Downloads.  Then hit Enter.

AnyConnect Linux Terminal Downloads Folder

 

  • In the Downloads folder escalate your permissions. NOTICE: You will need the administrator password for the computer to proceed. 

To escalate privileges type in the command: sudo su, then hit Enter. You will be prompted to enter a password. After the password is entered hit Enter. If this step was a success you will see a root name to the left of the terminal line. 

NOTICE: Running as root can be dangerous. Anything you do will be permanent. Continue to follow this guide exactly. Any deviations could cause a system failure. 

  • After you have successfully elevated privileges you will need to allow the vpnsetup.sh shell script to have ‘execute’ permissions. Type the following command: chmod +x vpnsetup.sh

AnyConnect Linux Terminal Shell Script

 

  • Next, type the following command: ./vpnsetup.sh

AnyConnect Linux VPN Setup Command

 

  • If the setup completes successfully you will be notified with Done.

AnyConnect Linux VPN Complete


Connecting to the UA VPN with NetID+

 

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