Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Background

Launched the Cisco AnyConnect Client on my laptop and noticed I did not have pre-configured VPN servers listed.

It quickly dawned on me that this was due to the fact the computer I currently was using as a self install version of the software.

On my work computer our Tech Support group performs the installation and configures the client.

TroubleShooting

Configuration

Where Is

Where does Cisco AnyConnect store its configuration profile?

AnyConnect stores profile information in the File System.

The user is able to create a profile for each VPN.

OS / Version / Folder

OS Version Folder
Mac
Mac OS X /opt/cisco/anyconnect/profile
Linux
CentOS /opt/cisco/anyconnect/profile
Microsoft
Windows 10 %ProgramData%\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile
Windows 7 %ProgramData%\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile
Windows Vista %ProgramData%\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile
Windows XP %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Cisco\ Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile

Configuration Data

Items

VPN Server Name & Address

For each VPN Server, assign a symbolic name and specify its FQDN or IP Address.

  1. ServerList
    • HostEntry
      • HostName
      • HostAddress

Sample

OpenGW.Net

public-vpn-52.opengw.Net

public-vpn-52.opengw.net.PNG

Processing

Here are the steps to create a new profile :-

  1. Access the OS Specific Profile Folder
  2. As the profile file is OS Secured, please sudo in Linux or access as an Administrator in MS Windows
    • Make a copy of a template file
    • Customize the template file
      • Specify Hostname & HostAddress
  3. Restart Cisco AnyConnect

Sample Profile Files

Availed a sample Cisco AnyConnect profile file here :-

Github

DanielAdeniji/CiscoAnyConnectProfileSampleFiles
Link

work

References

  1. TunnelsUP.Com
    • Locating the Cisco AnyConnect Profiles
      Link

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