Cisco AnyConnect is a client that is installed on your home personal computer or your University managed computer. After connecting with the AnyConnect client, you can access campus resources and use them as though you were on campus.

  1. Log in to the ITS Software Download site.

  2. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

  3. Click on the appropriate installer for your operating system to download the installer file.

  4. When the download is complete double-click the .msi installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the client.

  5. After the client is installed, launch the client by going to the Start Menu > All Programs > Cisco folder

  6. Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect using your HawkID and chosen Duo Two-Step Security method in the second password field.

  1. Log in to the ITS Software Download site.

  2. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

  3. Click on the appropriate installer for your operating system to download the installer file.

  4. When the download is complete double-click the .dmg image file, then Control-Click the .pkg file to install the client and follow the on-screen instructions to install the client.

  5. After the client is installed, launch the client by going to Finder > Applications > Cisco folder

  6. Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect using your HawkID and chosen Duo Two-Step Security method in the second password field.

Note: You must have root access on the Linux system.

  1. Log in to the ITS Software Download site.

  2. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

  3. Click on the appropriate installer for your operating system to download the installer file.

  4. When the download is complete, open a terminal and cd Downloads (or the directory you downloaded the AnyConnect software).

  5. From the terminal prompt run the following:

    # tar zxvf ./anyconnect-linux64-*.tar.gz

    # cd anyconnect-linux64-*/vpn

    #  ./vpn_install.sh (as root, or use sudo)
     

  6.  Start the VPN:

    % /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpnui 
     

  7. Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect using your HawkID and chosen Duo Two-Step Security method in the second password field.

Note: Connecting via Cisco AnyConnect software will update the system's /etc/resolv.conf and routing table.

  1. Go to Start Menu > All Programs > Microsoft Endpoint Manager > Software Center

  2. Open the Applications menu on the left and find the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in the list of available applications

  3. After the client is installed, launch the client by going to the Applications > Cisco folder

  4. Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect using your HawkID and chosen Duo Two-Step Security method in the second password field.

  1. Go to Finder > Applications > Self Service

  2. Login with your HawkID and HawkID Password

  3. Find the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and click install

  4. After the client is installed, launch the client by going to the Applications > Cisco folder > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  5. Sign-in to Cisco AnyConnect using your HawkID and chosen Duo Two-Step Security method in the second password field.

  1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect client software

  2. Enter the server name vpn.uiowa.edu if it is not auto-generated

  3. Signing in:

    • Group: Default

    • Username: HawkID

    • Password: HawkID Password

    • Second Password: Two-Step Login authentication method

      • You can enter push, phone, or sms in this field

      • If you choose sms, it will say "Login failed.", to continue, re-enter your HawkID password and enter the first passcode you received via text message in the Second Password field

Cisco AnyConnect Login Screen for Windows
Article number: 
1876
Last updated: 
September 21, 2021