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MDM - iOS App Configuration for Cisco AnyConnect

Anyone knows if it is possible to preconfigure a VPN connection profile for Cisco AnyConnect using the App Configuration tab when creating a Mobile Device App?

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SOLVED Posted: by giles.howland

Does anyone have the answer to this?

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SOLVED Posted: by EdLuo

I just found documentations on this.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/vpn_client/anyconnect/anyconnect40/administration/guide/b_AnyConnect_Administrator_Guide_4-0/anyconnect-mobile-devices.html#reference_8DFF414FFAA64056A3FA236B426600AE

Not sure if this answer our question. I'll test it later today.

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SOLVED Posted: by EdLuo

I couldn't get the App Configuration to work. I was able to auto generate a VPN profile using a predefined URL

anyconnect://create/?name=SimpleExample&host=vpn.example.com

I created a web clip to this URL and it did auto generate the VPN profile after enabling external control (Cisco AnyConnect App, Settings, External Control --> Enabled). If only there is a way to automate this setting :(

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SOLVED Posted: by EdLuo

Duh... I am over thinking this. It is as easy as creating a Configuration Profile with a VPN payload.

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SOLVED Posted: by jholmquist

I have tried this in the VPN configuration and when I try to connect to the VPN in the settings I get "please install an application for cisco anyconnect to enable the vpn connection". I have the cisco anyconnect app installed so im not sure what else its asking for. Any ideas?

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SOLVED Posted: by engh

@jholmquist If you are using the newest version of Cisco AnyConnect (non legacy), you have to be on Jamf 10 (or at least that is what I was told by Jamf Support) as the API was broken. It won't work on 9.x.

If you are using the legacy Cisco AnyConnect app you should still be able to use the VPN Configuration profile even if you are using 9.x. We are still using the legacy Cisco AnyConnect app and VPN Config profile on 9.101.

-Dan

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SOLVED Posted: by el2493

It seems like for the VPN payload on a Configuration Profile, the Account field is now required (I'm on Jamf 10). I guess I could just put a generic entry ("Enter Username") but was wondering if anyone had an alternate way to configure this?

I also just tried doing the above, installed AnyConnect (the non-Legacy version) through Self-Service, it took maybe 3-4 minutes for JSS to complete the "Installed App List" command. If I look at the device's Inventory page and go to Management>Configuration Profiles it show the Config Profile I created, but if I open Cisco AnyConnect it says there are no connections.

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SOLVED Posted: by hollandmechanics

Hopefully Cisco AnyConnect will implement MDM AppConfig XML in future releases, too bad you have to first create a connection and then delete it again :-|

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