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Virtual Private Network (VPN) downloads

Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client lets you securely connect to the RIT campus network when you aren’t on campus. It does not need to be used on the campus network, either wired or wireless.

This new VPN client is our next-generation secure remote access solution. It supports the latest desktop operating systems and works on 32- and 64-bit systems.

This distribution of the AnyConnect installer should only be used on home or personal computers. For RIT owned computers, please talk to your support personnel. For RIT owned machines managed by the ITS central computer management tools, please see:

System Requirements Download
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 users must right-click and Run as Administrator
  • Processor: Pentium or better, either x86 or x64
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Storage: 50 MB of disk space free
  • Software: Microsoft Installer 3.1 required, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 recommended

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows
MD5: b7c31a5a2e652701721ba1d8a4dcd7cf1bbcbfb6
Version: 3.1.04072

Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only), 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  • Model: Any Mac with a 32- or 64-bit Intel processor
  • Storage: 50 MB of disk space free
  • Note: 10.8 and 10.9 requires editing Gatekeeper to allow an unidentified developer; see

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Mac
MD5: 836cdfee92e1724c7278a3d36121a0aa
Version: 3.1.04066

Unsure about which kind of Mac you have? Refer to Apple’s “Does my Mac have an Intel or PowerPC processor?” article.

Old Mac installers:

Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel Mac Only)
  • Model: Any Mac with a 32- or 64-bit Intel processor
  • Storage: 50 MB of disk space free

Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Intel Macs
MD5: 754076fa2e5a01853845487fc90e39c0
Version: 2.4.1012

Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (PowerPC only)
  • Model: Any PowerPC Mac that can run Mac OS X 10.5
  • Storage: 50 MB of disk space free
Cisco AnyConnect VPN for PowerPC Macs
MD5: 270fdca023d37d6091ed738aa81cd519
Version: 2.4.1012

Is your computer or device missing from the table above? Refer to the heading “Other operating systems and devices” heading, below.

What the installer does

RIT’s Cisco AnyConnect VPN client installer performs the following actions:

  • sets up trust for the RIT Certificate Authority and related intermediate certificates used by the AnyConnect VPN service (Please Note. This is NOT True for the Legacy 10.5 Installation's provided above. For those you will have to manually import and trust the certificates)
  • installs the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client
  • installs a profile that allows you to connect to RIT’s AnyConnect VPN service. Subsequent profile updates are negotiated when you re-connect, so you should always be up-to-date.

Uninstall the Cisco VPN client

ITS encourages upgrades from the older Cisco VPN client to the Cisco AnyConnect client. If your system is compatible with one of the AnyConnect clients listed above, you can uninstall the old Cisco VPN software and install the AnyConnect software.

Other operating systems and devices

Only the operating systems and devices listed above are officially supported by ITS for our AnyConnect VPN service.

Linux distributions

ITS does provide “as-is” downloads in the special case of Linux. Otherwise, ITS considers distributions of the Linux operating system unsupported for the VPN service.

Below, you will find the stock Cisco AnyConnect software for Linux, along with configuration steps you will need to perform manually. The following guidance is all the help that ITS provides for this software.

For this operating system and hardware … Download and install this VPN client …
  • Validated Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x Desktop, or Ubuntu 9.x/10.x/11.x/12.x
  • May work on other Distributions, but not supported by Cisco: Linux Support Matrix
  • Processor: x86, or x64

Cisco AnyConnect x64 Secure Mobility Client for Linux
SHA1: 4ba680799e076b921a2528db8079e0db18f07be5
Version: 3.1.05152

Cisco AnyConnect x86 Secure Mobility Client for Linux
SHA1: ae334eec64674fad2eb573e7cbe81cc3d0710802
Version: 3.1.05152



You will probably want to download and copy the initial RIT connection profile into the /opt/cisco/vpn/profile directory. This is intended to provide a default connection entry for all users on your Linux system when the AnyConnect client is launched.

After that, import and trust the RIT Certificate Authority certificates with the Mozilla Firefox browser. The RIT CA must be trusted in the Firefox certificate store for the AnyConnect client to establish a secure tunnel from a Linux system.

Additional setup steps … Get these files …
Initial RIT AnyConnect profile
(“save as” in your browser and copy to /opt/cisco/vpn/profile)
MD5: d688b05a88ee6497b32fac241876706a
RIT Certificate Authority 
(manually import and trust certificates)
Additional information and downloads for the RIT Certificate Authority

Further help

Please contact the ITS Service Desk if you are having problems with any of the downloads or installations: