VPN Installation Instructions for Linux (Ubuntu) - University of Houston
Skip to main content

VPN Installation Instructions for Linux (Ubuntu)

Installing the VPN
Connecting to VPN | Disconnect from VPN
Connecting to FULL VPN
| Disconnect from FULL VPN


Installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Linux installer from: 

                                      vpnuhedu

                                                                                             
  2. Enter the CougarNet credentials.
  3. Click Login
  4. Click AnyConnect.
  5. Click Start AnyConnect.

    Start VPN Download for Linux

  6. Click Download for Linux and copy the file to your desktop.

                         VPN Download for Linux

    install1

  7. Open Terminal. Drag the file into Terminal. Remove the quotes and type sudo bash in front of the file location. Press Enter.

                                          Sudo Bash

  8. Type your password and installation should begin.

  9. Installation is done when you see the following.

    install3

 


Connecting to the UH VPN

This is for users that need to access UH secure network resources from off campus. Please make sure to have the DUO mobile app installed on your device before starting.  

  1. Open the search bar and search for Cisco. You should see the Cisco icon.
  2. Click to open.



    search cisco



  3. Type vpn.uh.edu.       
  4. Click Connect.



    connect
     

                                                                                                                
  5. Once prompted enter your Microsoft 365 email.
  6. Press Next.


    VPN Microsoft 365 Initial Login



  7. Enter your Microsoft 365 password.
  8. Click Sign in.



    VPN Microsoft 365 Password Login



  9. Select one of the following: 


    norememberme


  10. On your mobile device press Tap To View Actions (Android) or Login request (iPhone)… Or go directly to the DUO mobile app on your phone.  


    iphone



    android



  11. Press Approve.



    approve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Disconnect from the UH VPN

  1. Click on the Cisco icon to open the connection box.

    disconnect1

  2. The connection box will open. Click Disconnect.

                                          vpn disconnect

Note: You are now disconnected from UH VPN and will be required to re-enter your password to reconnect.

 

 

 


Connecting to the Full UH VPN

This is for users that need to access web-based journals and databases licensed by UH Libraries. Please make sure to have the DUO mobile app installed on your device before starting.

  1. Open the search bar and search for Cisco. You should see the Cisco icon.
  2. Click to open.


    search cisco


  3. Type full-vpn.uh.edu.       
  4. Click Connect.


    connectfulluhvpn.jpg
             
                                                                                                        
  5. Once prompted enter your Microsoft 365 username.
  6. Press Next.


    VPN Microsoft 365 Initial Login


  7. Enter your Microsoft 365 password.
  8. Click Sign in.


    VPN Microsoft 365 Password Login


  9. Select one of the following: 


    norememberme


  10. On your mobile device press Tap To View Actions (Android) or Login request (iPhone)… Or go directly to the DUO mobile app on your phone.  


    iphone


    android



  11. Press Approve.

 

approve



Disconnect from the Full UH VPN

  1. Click on the Cisco icon to open the connection box.

    disconnect1

  2. The connection box will open. Click Disconnect.

                                          linux disconnect vpn

Note: You are now disconnected from full UH VPN and will be required to re-enter your password to reconnect.