The following instructions explain how to install the AnyConnect Client for Microsoft operating systems. Currently, Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows 11 are supported in both 32- and 64-bit versions.

VPN access with the Cisco AnyConnect Client

  • Compatibility: MS Windows 11 (These instructions were created on the basis of MS Windows 10 and may differ from other Windows versions in some places).

You can download the Cisco AnyConnect client from our service portal. To do this, you may first need to log in with a user name and password. Use your university login (e.g. ab12cdef) and the corresponding password as your user name.

Download the Cisco AnyConnect Client

Once the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the file and execute it to start the installation.

Follow the installation steps as described in the following pictures.

After you have successfully installed the Cisco AnyConnect Client, open it.

After opening the programme, you should land on the following view. In the “VPN” cell, “” must be entered for the connection to the VPN tunnel.

Select “Connect” to establish the connection. The client then asks you for your personal access data and the profile (Group).


Afterwards, select a profile and authenticate yourself with your personal access data. Depending on your affiliation to Leipzig University, the user name has to be entered as follows.

  • For students of Leipzig University : <Uni-Login> (e.g.
  • For employees of Leipzig University : <Uni-Login> (e.g.
  • For employees of the Faculty of Medicine: <Uni-Login> (e.g.

Select "OK" to establish the connection to the VPN tunnel.