Updating the AnyConnect client for Deployment from the Cisco ASA 5500


KB ID 0000704 Dtd 02/11/12


Your ASA will (by default) update your AnyConnect clients to the latest client software when they connect. However you need to supply the ASA with the updated packages first.


1. Download the latest AnyConnect client package, from Cisco. The one you want will have a file extension of .pkg

Download AnyConnect Client

2. Connect to the ASDM > Configuration > Network (Client) access > AnyConnect Client Software > Add.

AnyConnect Client software

Note: On older versions of the ASDM you will find the option under > Network (Client) access > Advanced > SSL VPN > Client Settings > Add.

AnyConnect Client software ASDM

3. Select Upload > Browse to the software you downloaded > OK.

Upload AnyConnect Client

4. The file should upload to flash memory.

Transferring AnyConnect Client

5. And it will tell you if it has been successful.

Update AnyConnect Client

6. Select the new software and, using the ‘up arrow’ move it to the top of the list > Apply.

Note: At this point I also delete the old software packages.

AnyConnect Client Priority

7. Remember to save the changes. File > Save running configuration to flash.

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