VPN Setup for Linux


How do I set up an Oregon State VPN on a Linux device?

Relates To (Environment)

  • Oregon State
    • Student
    • Employee
      • Linux
        • VPN


Method 1: WebVPN

  1. Open a supported web browser and type in the address bar: https://sds.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Login using your ONID username and password.
  3. Accept the request to run the Java Application
  4. A window will appear informing you that you are connected to the OSU network. An icon will also appear in the system tray when you successfully connect. You can right-click this icon and choose disconnect or quit to end the VPN connection.

Method 2:  Built in VPN Manual setup

For versions of Linux that do not allow you to import pre-made profiles. To do this:

  1. On your computer, open the VPN connections window.
  2. Click Add, to add a new VPN connection.
  3. Select Cisco Compatible VPN/IPSec, then click create.
  4. Enter in the gateway, group name, group password, and your ONID username. This info can be found on the following article: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=51178
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.
  6. Your VPN connection should be listed in the VPN connections on your computer.
  7. To connect with the VPN, select the profile you with to connect with, then enter your ONID password.

Method 3: Use OpenConnect

The following steps have been reported to work on Ubuntu 16.04.

  1. At a command line, run the following commands:
    • sudo apt-get install openconnect
    • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openconnect
  2. You may also need to install this package:
    • sudo apt-get install network-manager-openconnect-gnome
  3. To launch the vpn, run:
    • /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpnui
  4. Connect to: sds.oregonstate.edu
  5. Enter ONID username and password when prompted

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 51184
Wed 3/28/18 2:59 PM
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