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What is OpenConnect?
Here’s what OpenConnect is, according to Wikipedia:
OpenConnect is an open-source software application for connecting to virtual private networks (VPN), which implement secure point-to-point connections.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenConnect
Developers created OpenConnect as an open-source alternative to Cisco’s proprietary AnyConnect protocol. Like AnyConnect, OpenConnect uses SSL to create secure VPN connections.
What does OpenConnect support?
Right now, you can use OpenConnect to attach to VPNs running with Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks.
You can find OpenConnect VPN clients that work with most operating systems.
OpenConnect also maintains compatibility with Cisco’s AnyConnect servers.
How do I use OpenConnect?
You can use OpenConnect in most applications where you might ordinarily use Cisco’s AnyConnect. In fact, many users find OpenConnect easier to work with.
OpenConnect with Arch Linux
In this article, the author describes how AnyConnect failed and how OpenConnect saved the day. Without it, the author would have had to reinstall Arch Linux and AnyConnect.
OpenConnect cross-platform client
If you’re interested, an OpenConnect VPN client is available here that works in the following environments:
- Cisco AnyConnect (–protocol=anyconnect).
- Array Networks AG SSL VPN (–protocol=array).
- Juniper SSL VPN (–protocol=nc).
- Pulse Connect Secure (–protocol=pulse.
- Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect SSL VPN (–protocol=gp).
- F5 Big-IP SSL VPN (–protocol=f5).
- Fortinet Fortigate SSL VPN (–protocol=fortinet).
OpenConnect for Windows
You’re probably starting to realize that OpenConnect is an almost universal solution. It even works on Windows. Check out this article to get OpenConnect setup on Windows 7, 8, and 10.
OpenConnect on Ubuntu
If you’re running Ubuntu Linux, you can easily install the OpenConnect Client. Check out this guide for instructions.
While you’re at it, read this tutorial to Connect to VPN Server with OpenConnect SSL VPN Client on Linux.
Netflix with OpenConnect
Believe it or not, Netflix, the one corporation that seems to hate VPNs the most, has a program to configure OpenConnect with ISPs. Although this probably won’t affect your OpenConnect VPN setup, you should find this article interesting.
OpenConnect with Raspberry Pi
If you’re a tech geek, you’ll probably want to implement OpenConnect on your Raspberry Pi platform. Here’s an article on Medium.com that tells you how to do it.
OpenConnect on OpenWRT router
TorGuard has an informative and easy-to-follow guide for implementing OpenConnect on your OpenWRT router. This implementation makes OpenConnect accessible to home office and small business users.
For a good reason, all this talk about OpenConnect failed to mention iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads.
TorGuard leads the VPN industry by guiding users to using TorGuard with the iOS AnyConnect app to give everyday users access to OpenConnect on their iPhones and tablets.
We’ve already published an artcile that showed you how to use TorGuard with Cisco’s AnyConnect app to get your iPhone connected with OpenConnect. You can read about it at this article published right here at IwantMyVPN.com:
You can read more about TorGuard and OpenConnect here.
Security-minded people continue looking for ways to implement OpenVPN on iOS. For example, you can check out this GitHub project that hopes to Port OpenConnect to iOS.
Other OpenConnect VPNs
Theoretically, you can use the procedure for using TorGuard with OpenConnet iOS to connect any VPN service that supplies you with OpenConnect credentials. Sadly, most of the best VPNs do not support OpenConnect.
If you want to use OpenConnect iOS, you should get TorGuard.
Learn more about VPN
Don’t leave before reading the following VPN articles posted right here at IwantMyVPN.com.