Cannot Manage ASA via AnyConnect VPN

KB ID 0000925 


I haven’t needed to use my AnyConnect for a long time. But this week I needed to spin up some test servers. I connected fine, but I could not access the ASA via telnet, SSH or ASDM.


1. Traditionally all you needed to do to manage an ASA from a remote VPN session, was to set the management-access to inside.

User Access Verification

Type help or '?' for a list of available commands.
Petes-ASA> enable
Password: ********
Petes-ASA# configure terminal
Petes-ASA(config)# management-access inside

ASDM Managemet Access

2. Post version 8.3 you also need to have the route-lookup keyword on the end of the NAT statement (the one that stops the remote VPN subnet being NATTED).

PetesASA# show run nat
nat (inside,outside) source static any any destination static NETWORK_OBJ_10.253.253.0_24 NETWORK_OBJ_10.253.253.0_24 no-proxy-arp route-lookup

ASDM route-lookup

3. Finally make sure you have the same-security-traffic permit intra-interface command enabled.

Petes-ASA# configure terminal
PetesASA(config)# same-security-traffic permit intra-interface

ASDM same-security-traffic permit intra-interface

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