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Connecting to the UCL VPN with Linux

This guide explains how to connect to the UCL Virtual Private Network (VPN) which will enable you to access to a variety of UCL services and resources from outside of UCL.

AnyConnect client software instructions

Download and follow the generic instructions in the UCL Remote Access VPN Service – Linux User Guide

Please note: There have been reports of this version of the AnyConnect client not working on Linux. If you experience issues, please use OpenConnect instead.

Before you start...

  • A Linux computer with a network connection outside the UCL Corporate network e.g from home
  • A UCL User ID and password

Linux platforms are not currently supported. Assistance may be available on a best efforts basis but this is by no means guaranteed. However, generic instructions are provided below.

Testing has not been carried out on these devices.

Important notes:

  • You are installing the application onto your machine/device and configuring the client entirely at your own risk and no guarantees can be made that they will work.
  • When connected to the UCL Remote Access VPN Service, ALL your traffic will be sent through the UCL network, regardless of whether the destination is a UCL address or an address on the Internet.
  • All users must be aware of this fact and abide by the UCL Computing Regulations and the JANET Acceptable Use Policy when connecting to the Remote Access VPN Service.

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