Getting started

Paul Floyd paulf at
Thu Dec 10 03:45:25 EST 2009

Quoting David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at>:

> On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 23:22 +0100, Paul Floyd wrote:
> > Anyway, I've just been through the AnyConnect rigmarole to get a
> > certificate and get connected on Windows. I'd rather not be forced to
> > use Windows though, not use the nasty looking bits that Cisco installed.
> > I'd prefer to use Solaris or Mac.
> OpenConnect has been recently tested on both Solaris and OSX.
> > On OpenSolaris, I've compiled and installed tun, compiled and installed
> > openconnect. After that the instructions start getting a bit thin on the
> > ground.
> That's because there's not a lot else to do.
> If you use password authentication, we can't tell you who you need to
> talk to to reset your password on your own servers.
> If you use certificate authentication, we can't tell you how to get your
> certificates. I could tell you about my own employer's PKI
> infrastructure and the SOAP methods we use to issue certificates, but it
> wouldn't help you much.

On Windows, as far as I can tell, it's a certificate plus the AnyConnect client
asks for a password. I'm not sure that I can count on much help from my
employer, as only AnuConnect on Windows and RHEL are officially supported.

[getting certificate]

I'll keep on plugging away at that.

Paul Floyd

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