Cisco AnyConnect Client SMS MFA

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Cisco AnyConnect Client SMS MFA

Hello Everyone,


I am setting up Cisco AnyConnect with our MX250. For the authentication and MFA I am using radius server.  I could login to Cisco AnyConnect using MFA App and Calling feature but I can't connect to AnyConnect using SMS feature. On my phone I receive txt but on anyconnect client I don't get a pop-up to enter the passcode. 


does anyone know if SMS authentication is supported? 

Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Get in contact with suport to have them prolong the MFA timeout. Afterwards, everything should be fine.

I already extended MFA timeout to 180 seconds on MX250. 


  • Microsoft Authenticator app ( works)
  • Voice Call ( works )
  • SMS  I receive text message on my phone but CiscoAnyConnect Client on Meraki doesn't pop-up box to enter the passcode. On the CiscoAnyConnect client you get login error.
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

It doesn't support secondary authentication in that way on MX when using RADIUS.


It will work if you change to using SAML authentication. 

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