Regional University Computing Center

Configuration for Android

1. Installation and configuration

First please install the free of charge App Cisco AnyConnect ICS from your Google Play Store. (Requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later versions. Please observe our notices for the use with older versions of Android in  point 4 further down.)

Google Play Store: AnyConnect ICS

 

Please install future updates of the VPN-Client, as soon as these are brought to your attention in the Google Play Store.

Please start the AnyConnect App for configuration and select the option “Add new VPN-Connection“:

A description for configuration is not necessary. For the server address, enter "vpn.uni-kl.de" the option Certificate may remain at its standard value "Automatically". Save the configuration by selecting "Finished".

You can now see a profile with the name "vpn.uni-kl.de". Open the profile and enter your RHRK-user name, followed by @rhrk.uni-kl.de as well as your RHRK-Password. Confirm with "OK".

The server had downloaded the current "TU Kaiserslautern" profile. The initial profile "vpn.uni-kl.de" Is no longer needed. By clicking the profile and holding it for (approx. 2 seconds) a pop-up will open. Select “Delete connection”) and confirm by entering “Yes”.

2. Establishing the VPN-Connection

In order to establish a VPN-Connection, the AnyConnect App must be opened. By selecting the prior entered profile "TU Kaiserslautern" the VPN-Connection will be established.

After your RHRK-user name, followed by @rhrk.uni-kl.de, as well as your RHRK-Password must be entered. Confirm with "OK".

An existing VPN-Connection can be recognized with a padlock at the AnyConnect-Symbol in the Android Status Bar.

3. Ending the VPN-Connection

To end the VPN-Connection, call up the AnyConnect App again and disconnect from "TU Kaiserslautern". Please note that an existing VPN-Connection may considerably shorten battery charge.

4. Information for older versions

General support for all Android devices is only provided beginning with Version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), as the so called "Android VPN Framework (AVF)"was only introduced from this version on. Devices with older versions are supported as follows, partially however with different Apps:

5. Information for “Opera Turbo"

Users of the Opera Browsers should observe to deactivate the option "Opera Turbo". "Opera Turbo" serves the purpose to speed up the connection to websites. For this purpose, websites are condensed prior to that by the Opera-Server. As Opera-Servers cannot access university internal contents, these contents will not be displayed in the browser with an active "Opera Turbo".

In order to solve the problem, open your Opera Browser. Click on the Opera symbol at the bottom right and select “Settings”. Deactivate the option "Opera Turbo" there.

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