Ubuntu 20.04 openconnect fails for GlobalProtect server

Daniel Lenski dlenski at gmail.com
Sun Nov 26 16:22:39 PST 2023

On Wed, Oct 25, 2023 at 3:45 PM O. William McClung <owmcclung at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have openconnect v8.05-1, the latest for Ubuntu 20.04, and am trying
> to connect to a GlobalProtect server which I know requires
> gp-saml-gui.

This is an extremely old version (from 2019). We've made a large
number of improvements to GlobalProtect support in the intervening

> POST https://us-central-g-universi.gpo2ojjg5cnn.gw.gpcloudservice.com/ssl-vpn/login.esp
> Failed to parse server response
> Failed to obtain WebVPN cookie
> Thanks for any help you can provide.

1. Try building a more recent version of OpenConnect from source, and
running that.
2. Run with `-vvv --dump-http-traffic`, look at the detailed server
response which OpenConnect is failing to parse here, and share it with
us (taking care to remove any passwords or secret cookies that appear
in it).

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