Information Services Division


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.

Please note: 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.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • Students
  • Visitors
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

  • You must be aware of and abide by the UCL Computing Regulations
  • You must be aware of and abide by the JANET Acceptable Use Policy
  • You need your UCL user ID & password – found on the front of your registration slip
  • An internet connection outside the UCL network e.g. from home
  • A Linux computer

Important notice

When connected to the UCL 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.

AnyConnect client software instructions

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

You will also need to download: 64bit Client software release version 4.9.05042 (server name: vpn.ucl.ac.uk)

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.


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