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
- 32bit Client software release version 3.1.08010 (server name: vpn.ucl.ac.uk)
- 64bit Client software release version 4.6.03049 (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.
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.
- 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.