OpenConnect Setup Tutorial

OpenConnect Setup Tutorial for Windows

The following instructions go step–by–step through an OpenConnect installation on Windows.

1. Download OpenConnect

Download the OpenConnect from here: OpenConnect.

If you have any problems downloading or installing files from our server please contact our Live Help team, we are always available to help.

2. Unknown Publisher

You may receive a Windows UAC prompt, click ‘Yes’, the software is perfectly safe to use.

3. Run Installer

Run the installer application.

4. Install OpenConnect

Click ‘I Agree’ to initiate the installation.

5. Installation Options

You may wish to create a desktop shortcut. Then click ‘Next’ to confirm the installation options.

6. Install Location

If you are happy with the installation location click ‘Next’.

7. Start Menu Folder

Confirm the shortcut folder, then click ‘Next’.

8. Choose Components

Click onto the ‘Install’ button.

9. Finish Installation

Click onto the ‘Finish’ button. The OpenConnect software application will now be installed on your system.

10. Run OpenConnect GUI

If the GUI does not automatically open, double click onto the OpenConnect desktop shortcut.

11. Creating a new profile

Click onto the ‘Options’ button to begin the configuration of a new OpenConnect Profile.

12. New Profile (advanced)

Select the option to add a ‘New Profile (advanced).

13. Server Details

Input your server details.
Name: Any name you choose. (We recommend adding a name you will easily recognise, if you pla n on adding multiple profiles).
Gateway: Enter the server IP or DNS address of the server you would like to connect to, followed by a colon and the port number.
For example, if your account is located on UK23, you would enter its DNS address as: https://uk23.vpnuk.net:4443 or its IP followed by :4443

14. Username

Enter your login username into the ‘Username’ field.

15. CA Certificate

Ensure you are logged into your members account on our website and then click here: VPNUK CA to download and save our VPNUK CA Certificate file. You do not need to open it, just save it to your computer.

16. Import Certificate File

Click onto the ‘Import’ button and locate the ‘vpnuk-ca.crt’ certificate file.

17. Save Configuration

Click onto the ‘Save’ button.
Note: If you would like the OpenConnect GUI to remember the password for this profile, place a check in the ‘Batch mode’ checkbox.

18. Connect

Your OpenConnect profile will now be available on the list of Servers. You can now connect by clicking onto the ‘Connect’ button.

19. Profile Trust

The first time you connect to your newly created profile you will be asked to confirm the connection is genuine. You can review the information tallies up correctly and points to our security certificate, then click onto ‘Accurate information’.

20. Enter Password

Enter your connection password.
Note: If you placed a check into the ‘Batch Mode’ checkbox during the Profile configuration, this will be the only time the OpenConnect GUI will ask for your password.

21. Connected.

You will now connect to your VPNUK server. If you would like to disconnect, click onto the ‘Disconnect’ button.