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Thomas Summers
Level 1
Level 1

I have an older ASA5505 running the following software; Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 8.0(4)28.  I am looking for a method to log when a user connects via vpn.

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Marvin Rhoads
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame

VPN session establishment and termination events generate a syslog message. Which message depends on your remote access VPN type being used (old IPsec VPN vs newer SSL VPN (AnyConnect client-based or clientless)).

The syslog message, when enabled, can be stored locally, viewed in ASDM, sent to an external logging server etc.

This ASA 5505, I inherited and we are using the old Cisco VPN Client to connect.  I do not have the license for AnyConnect. 

TVCASA# sh activation-key detail
Serial Number:  JMX1111Z0B7
No active temporary key.
Running Activation Key: 0xe306475b 0xbce84fdc 0x84e2656c 0xb37014e8 0x0d3420b6

Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces  : 8        
VLANs                        : 3, DMZ Restricted
Inside Hosts                 : Unlimited
Failover                     : Disabled
VPN-DES                      : Enabled  
VPN-3DES-AES                 : Enabled  
VPN Peers                    : 10       
WebVPN Peers                 : 2        
Dual ISPs                    : Disabled 
VLAN Trunk Ports             : 0        
AnyConnect for Mobile        : Disabled 
AnyConnect for Linksys phone : Disabled 
Advanced Endpoint Assessment : Disabled 
UC Proxy Sessions            : 2        

This platform has a Base license.

The flash activation key is the SAME as the running key.

JP Miranda Z
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Thomas Summers,

This link can give you all the information that you need about how to log users connecting via VPN:

Hope this info helps!!

Rate if helps you!!