Anyconnect 'The server certificate received or its chain does not comply with FIPS'


Sat, 11/07/2015 - 03:06
Dec 1st, 2010
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This document describes a scenario where user receives a message when Anyconnect fails to connect.

The following message is displayed during a failed anyconnect attempt:


"The server certificate received or its chain does not comply with FIPS. A VPN Connection will not be established"



You may want to check the Anyconnect Local Policy on the affected machine.

The AnyConnectLocalPolicy.xml can be found in the following directory on Windows XP:


C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client


For Windows 7 or Vista:


C:\ProgramData\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Edit the 'AnyConnectLocalPolicy.xml' file so that the Fips Mode is set to false:

Save the changes and launch another anyconnect session.
A reboot of the PC may be necessary in some cases.




saggyindigo Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:22


I have the same issue when I try to connect to my vpn. I am using linux 32 bit machine.

Please tell me how to fix this issue in linux..



S.ashok S Sat, 11/07/2015 - 03:06


I did the above in my windows 10 PC but now getting some other error.

"AnyConnect was not able to establish a connection to the specified secure gateway.Please try connection again.

Any body resolved the issue in windows 10.




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