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How to securely connect to Deakin off-site using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) (Linux computers)
Article: KB0014149 Published: 01-04-2019 Last modified: 09-05-2019

How to securely connect to Deakin off-site using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) (Linux computers)

Install the Cisco AnyConnect software

Deakin University does not provide Linux computers to staff. If you use a Linux computer, you will have to provide it yourself and, as a result, you’ll need to install the pre-configured version of the Cisco AnyConnect client to be able to connect to the Deakin VPN.

  1. Go to the Deakin Software Library and select Browse By Category 
  2. Under Connectivity tools select Cisco AnyConnect 
  3. Download the Cisco AnyConnect for Linux on your machine
  4. Follow these steps:

             tar -zxvf anyconnect-linux64-4.6.04056-predeploy-k9.tar.gz

             cd anyconnect-linux64-4.6.04056

             cd vpn

             sudo ./vpn_install.sh

 

Start the Cisco AnyConnect (VPN) connection

    1. On your computer, search for and open Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

      Screenshot of Cisco AnyConnect Client on Linux

    2. If Cisco AnyConnect is not in your applications menu, open a terminal and enter the command shown below:

                   /opt/cisco//anyconnect/bin/vpnui 


       

       

       

    3. There are two VPNs to choose from, depending on where your connecting from. If you're working from home or from a trusted network, type vpn.deakin.edu.au/unencrypted. If you're working from overseas or from an unknown network, type vpn.deakin.edu.au/encrypted. 




    4. You now need to enter your Deakin username and password. If you have not registered for Multi-Factor Authentication (DUO), leave the ‘Enter PIN or ‘PUSH’’ field blank, then click OK. If you have registered for Multi-Factor Authentication (DUO), open the DUO app on your mobile device to obtain a PIN (see image below) and click OK. Or, enter the word ‘PUSH’ and click OK, then tap Approve on your mobile device. 

      Note:  The 3rd Box may appear for the first time as “Second Password”.  After successful connection, this will appear next time as "Enter PIN or 'PUSH':".






            


        

    5. Check your connection status. You should now be Connected.

      Notes:

      After successful connection using vpn.deakin.edu.au/encrypted, a profile name "Deakin VPN Encrypted Internet" will appear next time in the list of connections.

      After successful connection using vpn.deakin.edu.au/unencrypted, a profile name "Deakin VPN Unencrypted Internet" will appear next time in the list of connections.

 


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