AnyConnect App for an Android Phone or Tablet

Overview

Tufts VPN can be used from an Android device by downloading the AnyConnect application from the Google Play Store. It provides Tufts users with a secure remote link to the Tufts network allowing mobile devices access to web pages that have Tufts-only access restrictions. While connected, all of your data traffic will go over the VPN which creates adherence to all Tufts Acceptable Use Policies.

As with the desktop application, logging into the Tufts VPN on the mobile app will require you to complete two-factor authentication.

AnyConnect application in Google Play Store

  1. From the Play Store on your Android device click the Search icon. 

  1. Enter anyconnect in the search field. 

  1. Select AnyConnect ICS+ created for your device. 

  1. Tap the Install button to install the AnyConnect app. 

  1. Click Accept at the window indicating that AnyConnect ICS+ needs access to. (Note: The device will display a list of information the app will access.) 

Once downloaded, the AnyConnect icon will be available on your device. 

1. From the home screen of your Android device, tap the AnyConnect icon to open the app. 

2. From the home page, tap Add New VPN Connection... to create a shortcut to the Tufts VPN.  Once created the link is available in the Choose a connection section for future use. 

Configure your anyconnect android application

3. Input information in the Connection Editor. 

  1. Tap the drop down next to Description. 

  2. Enter Tufts VPN as your description. 
  3. Tap OK

  4. Tap the drop down next to Server Address. 

  5. Enter http://vpn.tufts.edu/duo as the server address. 

  6. Tap OK

  7. Tap Done at the bottom of the Connection Editor to complete the configuration. 

You now have a shortcut to the Tufts VPN saved and available to you for future use. Remember to disconnect at the end of every session to ensure that you do not have a secure link open for another user to access. 

1. From the home screen of your Android device, tap the AnyConnect icon to open the app. 

Image of Android device connected to Tufts VPN

2. To begin connection, tap the AnyConnect VPN switch to change it from OFF to ON

3. Enter your Tufts username (ex. ljumbo01) and password in the appropriate fields.

Android VPN login screen

4. In the Second Password field, you have a few options:

  • Enter the six-digit Duo Passcode provided by the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone. Then tap Connect.
  • Enter the word "push". Then tap Connect. You will receive a push notification from the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone. Click Approve.
  • Enter the word "phone". Then tap Connect. You will receive a call at the phone number you have registered with Duo. When prompted, press any key to verify your login.

You now have a secure link to the Tufts network available to you as indicated by the VPN icon that looks like a key in the toolbar. Note that while connected, all of your data traffic will go over the VPN which creates adherence to all Tufts Acceptable Use Policies. 

Remember to disconnect at the end of your session. 

Image of Android device disconnected from Tufts VPN

Disconnect from the VPN at the end of every session to ensure that you do not have a secure link open for another user to access. 

  1. From your desktop, tap the AnyConnect icon to open the app. 

  1. Tap the AnyConnect VPN section to slide the ON switch to OFF to disconnect. 

Once disconnected, your status should now be Disconnected and the VPN icon that looks like a key is no longer in the toolbar.