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: http://www.rit.edu/its/managed-computer-information
|Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows
|Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel only), 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Mac
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)
Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Intel Macs
|Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (PowerPC only)
||Cisco AnyConnect VPN for PowerPC Macs
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.
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 …|
Cisco AnyConnect x64 Secure Mobility Client for Linux
Cisco AnyConnect x86 Secure Mobility Client for Linux
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)
|RIT Certificate Authority
(manually import and trust certificates)
|Additional information and downloads for the RIT Certificate Authority|
Please contact the ITS Service Desk if you are having problems with any of the downloads or installations: