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Robert_Milasan_'s avatar
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Feb 15, 2017

BIG IP Edge Client linux

Hello, I'm using Linux and currently in my company we use F5 VPN. Problem is that my company doesn't support Linux, so I need to somehow get the VPN client to be able to login to different machines. Can someone provide this, please ? The firefox plugin works, but not fully, so I do need the client installed.


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  • This doesnt help, I saw the page already. Also, I need to have the client to do that, which I already wrote, I don't have.


  • Also, forgot to mention, but authentication is setup with Okta and Google Authentificator. Not sure if it matters or not.


  • The software is not available for download from , as other software. If you have access to the F5 device, you can download that from the welcome screen. Otherwise, send me a private message via DevCentral (go to your profile and new message) with your email, and I will email you the file (it is about 5MB).


    About the authentication, you will have to test. The link I sent to you says: "On the CLI for Linux, APM supports logon with user name and password only and does not support any endpoint security features."


  • I got more people asking me to send the BIG-IP Edge Client for Linux.


    So, in case you need that (and you don't have access to the APM to download), you can get from now.



    Download the ISO, and unpack it. The Linux file is: /sam/www/webtop/public/download/linux_sslvpn.tgz


  • I have a similar issue, I need to use a client for connecting using OTP --token-- from linux that works, I have downloaded the BIG-IP Edge linux client that install the f5fc command but I can't log on due to there isn't option for the OTP by CLI and I can't connect, please, give me a solution -- I use Ubuntu 16/18, help me, we can't install Windows due to licenses and the only issue is the VPN Client.


    • Leonardo_Souza's avatar
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      This solution is not clear about OTP for Linux:



      I never had any project that I had to play with the Linux version, so not sure about the options there.


      Basically, you need to send the username + password + token, however, I am not sure if you can send the token via CLI. If that is not possible, you can ask the user the token together with one of those fields. As passwords can have any characters, the user could send the username@token, you then split that in the APM.


      Have a look at what options you get, if you need more help let me know.