Cisco VPN AnyConnect

raghdasi
New Contributor III

Hello There,

I am wondering if there is anyone using Cisco VPN Any-connect 4.9 in macOS Big sur Beta? I installed it but it is giving me error right from start and I can't even launch it. Please see the attached screenshot for the error.
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Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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takayuki
New Contributor III

Has anyone whitelisted the Cisco AnyConnonect 4.9.02028 System Extension (com.cisco.anyconnect.macos.acsockext) from JAMF Pro Configuration Profile successfully?

We attempted to whitelist the Team ID 'DE8Y96K9QP' but the following System Extension warning message is still prompted on macOS 11 Big Sur beta 6.

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tcandela
Valued Contributor

@MacJunior I'm going to be using the configuration profile settings not that file from any connect.
What did you end up doing?

MacJunior
Contributor

I ended up creating a config profile like this one and it worked!

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fernando_gonzal
Contributor

@kgam kudos for the Content Filter screenshot it's working great

wmateo
Contributor

Has anyone figured out a way to supress the notification dialog so that it does not show on first launch? 5b83c936fb634c5898dd402d996e6782

MacJunior
Contributor

It worked for me .. I had to specify system extension "com.cisco.anyconnect.macos.acsockext", here are my config profiles :

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tcandela
Valued Contributor

does this system extension have to get installed on Big Sur even if the mac is having an in place upgrade from Mojave or Catalina and has AnyConnect 4.9.04053 currently installed?

MacJunior
Contributor

yeah it has to be added since that mac is running Big Sur now.

The order is really important, you install the profile first then the app.

tcandela
Valued Contributor

@MacJunior yeah but what if you're doing an in place upgrade to Big Sur and these applications that require system extensions are already installed?
What about applications like Box, Google drive file stream? These i setup kernel extensions for previously, not what happens with Big Sur? Especially if all these applications are installed prior to the in place upgrade to Big Sur?

MacJunior
Contributor

tbh I haven't tried it yet but since Apple has deprecated KEXTs in Big Sur and moved to System extensions then -1 vendor needs to update their app and we need to approve their system extension.

Speaking of Drive File Stream .. how did you approved its kernel extension?

cboatwright
New Contributor III

Like everyone here, we are in the same boat plus additional fun! I have all the system extensions and content filter deployed, but our AnyConnect VPN (only portion of pkg we install & use) is stuck at v4.9.00086. We went to Cisco to download an updated version to deploy to our M1/BigSur users, but rudely found we need to pony up $$ to them for a new software service contract ~ despite already having all the Cisco hardware and VPN licenses. We do not want to spend money we don't need to (public ed) so hoping someone here can send me a download link for v4.9.04xxx+ which is required for "leveraging the System Extension framework available in macOS 11".

cboatwright
New Contributor III
The sample profile at the end of the cisco doc starting working when I got the 4.9.04043 installer. FYI

Please - anyone out there who can send our district a copy of this package?

jwojda
Valued Contributor II

@MacJunior Thank you for this! I had copied the example on one of Cisco's KB articles and it was slightly different. I changed the different ones to what's in your screen shots and everything worked.

oli
New Contributor II

@MacJunior I build exactly what's in the screenshots. But it didn't work. My test machine ist a MacBook Pro with M1 CPU. Can anyone confirm that this is working also on Apple Silicon?

Update: Finally I got it working: I had to uninstall and after a reboot reinstall AnyConnect. This works for my environment. I also think there is a bug in your screenshots in Content Filter -> Identifier: com.cisco.anyconnect.macos.acsock should be com.cisco.anyconnect.macos.acsockext

markdmatthews
New Contributor III

I have the silent-install working perfectly, but getting prompted when uninstalling for user interaction "Cisco AnyConnect Socket Filter is trying to modify a System Extension," when uninstalling via:
"/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/anyconnect_uninstall.sh"
"/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/dart_uninstall.sh"

These are being executed via Jamf and attempted as CuurectUser too...