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Android and AnyConnect "from scratch"

I'm trying to find where to start to test VPN connections with AnyConnect for Android.

I have access to an ASA and misc. routers. For testing I have both a Nexus S (Samsung smartphone) and a Transformer Prime (tablet from Asus). I can't find any clear documentation on where/how to start my Router/ASA configuration. Both devices are rooted, running under Android 4.0.3 and have Rooted AnyConnect installed.

I would appreciate some tips from you guys and eventually I would gather all the information to build a decent/reusable documentation to work with. Thanks in advance!

Cisco Employee

Android and AnyConnect "from scratch"


Two notes.

No go for IOS + anyconnect on mobile platforms:

Some people have got it working, but it's not considered supported.

For ASA:

- make sure you have :anyconnect mobile: license

- check release notes if features you're looking for are supported

- configure like any other client.


New Member

Android and AnyConnect "from scratch"

Some progression here... But...

Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces : 8 perpetual

VLANs : 3 DMZ Restricted

Dual ISPs : Disabled perpetual

VLAN Trunk Ports : 0 perpetual

Inside Hosts : 10 perpetual

Failover : Disabled perpetual

VPN-DES : Enabled perpetual

VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled perpetual

AnyConnect Premium Peers : 2 perpetual

AnyConnect Essentials : Disabled perpetual

Other VPN Peers : 10 perpetual

Total VPN Peers : 12 perpetual

Shared License : Disabled perpetual

AnyConnect for Mobile : Disabled perpetual

AnyConnect for Cisco VPN Phone : Disabled perpetual

Advanced Endpoint Assessment : Disabled perpetual

UC Phone Proxy Sessions : 2 perpetual

Total UC Proxy Sessions : 2 perpetual

Botnet Traffic Filter : Disabled perpetual

Intercompany Media Engine : Disabled perpetual

This platform has a Base license.

Do I need to "buy" a license to test AnyConnect for Mobile? There is a way to have a small license (1-2 user(s)) for testing. Any tips will be appreciated.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Android and AnyConnect "from scratch"

Yes, AnyConnect for Mobile is separately licensed and you must also have AnyConnect Essentials as a prerequisite (and be on ASA 8.0(4) or later). Both are nominally priced (list prices US$100 to US$500 based on ASA model) and are permanent licenses for unlimited clients.

SKUs for ordering are here.

New Member

Android and AnyConnect "from scratch"

Thanks! It seems I have to spend some money to build my lab.