How to install Check Point VPN client in Linux

by Daniel Pham
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How to install Check Point VPN client in Linux? How to do this? This article will show you how to connect Check Point VPN from a Linux computer.

If your company is using Check Point firewall device and you are using a Linux computer, you will have a small problem.

Check Point client supports very well for Windows and MacOS, mobile. However, with Linux, that is a problem. Check Point currently only supports SSL VPN for Linux devices, so it will have a slightly different connection.

Access to Check Point SSL server

For Windows computers, you have a client application under your computer. You use it to connect to the vpn server. As for Linux, you access it through the browser.

Open the browser and type the IP (or domain) of the vpn server with the URI configuration ssl of Check Point. The example here is https://192.168.10.10/sslvpn.

access to check point ssl server via browser
Access to Check Point SSL server via browser.

You log in with your vpn account. The main window will appear.

Here, if you click the Connect button, you will definitely connect the vpn to failure. You need to click the Settings button that I highlighted in the image below.

click settings button in the main window
Click Settings button in the main window.

In the Settings window, you need to download 2 installation script files that I highlighted in the image below.

You must install both, then you can connect vpn successfully.

download 2 installation script files to your computer
Download 2 installation script files to your computer.

Install Check Point agent on Linux computer

The 2 script files you downloaded above are: cshell_install.sh and snx_install.sh.

Now, we will install these 2 scripts. Note, you need root access (or sudo) to install.

First, we will install the script cshell_install.sh. You need to install the dependency package for it before installing it.

apt-get install libnss3-tools -y

Then install cshell_install.sh.

bash cshell_install.sh 
Start Check Point Mobile Access Portal Agent installation
Extracting Mobile Access Portal Agent... Done
Installing Mobile Access Portal Agent... Done
Installing certificate... Done
Starting Mobile Access Portal Agent... Done
Installation complete

Next, we will install script snx_install.sh and its dependencies.

apt-get install libstdc++5:i386 libpam0g:i386 -y

Then install this script.

bash snx_install.sh 
Installation successfull

After installation is complete, now press the Connect button on the Check Point VPN main window on the browser.

Another window will display your VPN information. And on the main window, the VPN state will look like the image below.

status of connecting Check Point SSL VPN on Linux
Status of connecting Check Point SSL VPN on Linux.

Conclusion

So I showed you how to install Check Point VPN client in Linux successfully.

For longtime Linux users, I think you can solve the problem yourself. However, with less experience users. I hope this article will help you.

(This is an article from my old blog that has been inactive for a long time, I don’t want to throw it away so I will keep it and hope it helps someone).

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curve
curve
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3 years ago

Hi,
I execute : bash cshell_install.sh
But it ask for a password ? I entered the sudo password but it fails.
What password is it ?

jakson ferreira silva
jakson ferreira silva
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3 years ago

show obrigado.

ROGERS
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4 years ago

Danie, Thanks for articles. After execute ” sudo ./cshell_install”, its never ends e show the messagem “Start Check Point Mobile Access Portal Agent installation
Extracting Mobile Access Portal Agent… Done
Installing Mobile Access Portal Agent… Done
Installing certificate… Done
Starting Mobile Access Portal Agent…”

vedran
vedran
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4 years ago

Hello,
Thank you for the article! However I couldn’t get it to work, when I try to open https://ip.address/sslvpn I get ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. Do you by any chance know how to configure VPN without access to this web interface?

Jamiro
Jamiro
Guest
4 years ago

Thanks Danie,

All work perfectly! Now I can access VPN without problems.!

dwi
dwi
Guest
4 years ago

Hello, i following your step
All installation is completed, but still cannot connected.

Soham
Soham
Guest
4 years ago

Dear Danie, Thanks for the article. My settings screen does not have download links or any mention of “check point mobile access portal agent”. I am not able to connect to VPN. What do you think is the issue?

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