VPN for Linux

Detailed Linux VPN Instructions

Please note: These are the basic settings required for any version of Linux. If you are using a different distribution of Linux the dialog boxes will vary, but the procedure will be similar. Step-by-step instructions for specific builds are not provided by UMKC.

You will need VPNC. Here are sample instructions for Ubuntu 17.04
  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Execute sudo apt install vpnc and confirm the choice
  3. Execute sudo apt install network-manager-vpnc
  4. Execute sudo apt install network-manager-vpnc-gnome
  5. Reboot your computer
Basic Settings
  • Gateway:
  • Username: UMKC username
  • Group Name: UMKC
  • Group password: UMKC
  • DO NOT use "hybrid authentication"
Advanced Settings
  • Doman: UM-AD
  • Vendor: Cisco
  • Version: <empty>

Terms of Use

A VPN connects your device to the UMKC network. This means it is visible to the world as part of the UMKC network which exposes it to the same threats as any device on the campus. These may include attempts to gain unauthorized access to your machine. Your device's vulnerability is determined by the security settings, policies and behaviors you employ in the use and management of the device. It is your responsibility to protect your device from unauthorized access.