[Repost] Add Connection Profiles to Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

August 19, 2014

I enjoy the new VPN client, it’s small and fast, however I hated that you can’t save profiles in the drop down list like you could in the traditional VPN client.

VPNNoProfile

This has been bothering for a long time and kept finding conflicting information on if this was possible or not. Finally got it to work.

VPNProfiles

This is for version 3.1x and Windows 7 let me know if this works for your version and OS.

  • Create a preferences.xml file in C:\ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client\Profile\
  • Use this format

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<AnyConnectProfile xmlns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/encoding/">
<ServerList>
<HostEntry>
<User>dclouduser</User>
<SecondUser></SecondUser>
<ClientCertificateThumbprint></ClientCertificateThumbprint>
<ServerCertificateThumbprint></ServerCertificateThumbprint>
<HostName>dCloud</HostName>
<HostAddress>dcloud-rtp-anyconnect.cisco.com</HostAddress>
<Domain></Domain>
<Group>ssl_url</Group>
<ProxyHost></ProxyHost>
<ProxyPort></ProxyPort>
<SDITokenType>none</SDITokenType>
<ControllablePreferences>
<LocalLanAccess>true</LocalLanAccess></ControllablePreferences>
</HostEntry>

<HostEntry>
<User>dmacias</User>
<SecondUser></SecondUser>
<ClientCertificateThumbprint></ClientCertificateThumbprint>
<ServerCertificateThumbprint></ServerCertificateThumbprint>
<HostName>Speech-Soft</HostName>
<HostAddress>vpn.dmacias.com</HostAddress>
<Domain></Domain>
<Group>ssl_url</Group>
<ProxyHost></ProxyHost>
<ProxyPort></ProxyPort>
<SDITokenType>none</SDITokenType>
<ControllablePreferences>
<LocalLanAccess>true</LocalLanAccess></ControllablePreferences>
</HostEntry>
</ServerList>

</AnyConnectProfile>

  • Save the file.
  • Restart the connectivity client.
  • Enjoy

~david

Advertisements