Installing MIT VPN (Cisco Anyconnect) on Ubuntu 18.04

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I was recently trying to set up the MIT VPN and John Aleman provided these helpful instructions to me.

1. Download anyconnect:
https://ist.mit.edu/cisco-anyconnect
2. Untar the file:
tar -zxvf anyconnect-linux64-4.6.03049-predeploy-k9.tar.gz
3. Move to /opt (optional step)
mv anyconnect-linux64-4.6.03049 /opt/cisco_anyconnect
cd /opt/cisco_anyconnect

4. Install anyconnect libs
cd vpn/
sudo ./vpn_install.sh

5. Launch VPN
/opt/cisco_anyconnect/vpn/vpnui
The fill in boxes should have:

  • Connect to: vpn.mit.edu/duo
  • username: “Username without .mit.edu”
  • Password: Your kerberos
  • Second password: “push”

Then you need to use the duo authintication app on your phone to authenticate.
6. Profit
If someone finds an easier way, please tell me

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