Cisco AnyConnect Client - how to get in Standalone mode?


I have configured my Cisco ASA and VPN logons are successful via an Internet browser. It is set to automatically download the anyconnect client (anyconnect-win-2.3.0254-k9.pkg) to the workstation. This all works fine.

Problem is that I don't want the regular clients to use this way of connecting but instead just go to the AnyConnect client in the start menu and connect from there.
The issue is that the AnyConnect client does not have a username and password field, only a "connect to" field and therefore the users cannot connect.

I understand in the documentation that the AnyConnect "Standalone" mode provides this, but how do I get the client in "Standalone" mode? I have also looked to see if there is another installation package but can't find anything.

I have searched the net but no results.

Could anyone help me?

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>>only a "connect to" field and therefore the users cannot connect.

I believe this is by design.    The users need to specify an endpoint and select "Connect To" after which they are prompted for credentials.  

Think about it, until the client knows what kind of security the remote end is using, it doesn't know what to present to the user...   what if the endpoint used certificates instead of id/pw, the client wouldn't know about it until it contacted the server right?

The Stand-Alone client just means that the client is launched from the Programs menu, not through the web browser....

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schoemansAuthor Commented:
Yeah now that I think about it that way it is quite obvious.

Problem was that through web logon it connects but by using installed client it doesn't so assumed it was because no credentials were given - but I'll make this a seperate thread.

Thanks for the clarity.
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