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How Users Can Install the AnyConnect Client Software on ASA

To complete a VPN connection, your users must install the AnyConnect client software. You can use your existing software distribution methods to install the software directly. Or, you can have users install the AnyConnect client directly from the ASA device.

Note: Users must have Administrator rights on their workstations to install the software. 

If you decide to have users initially install the software from the ASA device, inform users to perform the following steps:

Note: Android and iOS users should download AnyConnect from the appropriate App Store. 


  1. Using a web browser, open https://ravpn-address, where ravpn-address is the IP address or hostname of the outside interface on which you are allowing VPN connections. 
    You identify this interface when you configure the remote access VPN. The system prompts the user to log in.
  2. Log into the site.
    Users are authenticated using the directory server configured for the remote access VPN. Log in must be successful to continue.
    If the login is successful, the system determines if the user already has the required version of the AnyConnect client. If the AnyConnect client is absent from the user’s computer or is down-level, the system automatically starts installing the AnyConnect software.
    When the installation is finished, AnyConnect completes the remote access VPN connection.
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