VPN with Cisco Secure Client for ChromeOS

Note general

Some restricted services of the University or the State and University Library can only be used when you are on campus, so that the device you use has an address from the area assigned to the University.

To access these services from home or on the road, you must install a so-called VPN client software (AnyConnect or OpenConnect) on your device once and establish a connection to the campus with the VPN client before each access to the restricted services. This means that you are "virtually" on campus and can use the services you are used to.


Please note the different types of tunnels and make sure you choose the correct tunnel.

Initial Setup - Step 1

First, open the "Google Play Store" on your device. After that, search for "Cisco Secure Client-AnyConnect".  Now click on "Install" at the top right corner.

Initial Setup - Step 2

Now read and confirm the license agreements. If you do not agree to the license terms, then you will not be able to use the VPN service.

Initial Setup - Step 3

Now open AnyConnect. You will be greeted with the window from the image.

Now click on "Connections".

Initial Setup - Step 4

Now click on the "+" symbol at the bottom right.

Initial Setup - Step 5

Now enter the required information:

  • The description is freely selectable
  • The server address must be "vpn.uni-bremen.de"
  • "Advanced preferences" do not have to be adjusted

Now click on "Done" to create the VPN connection.

Connection - Step 1

If "Uni Bremen" is selected under "Connections", then click on "AnyConnect VPN" now.

Connection - Step 2

First select the correct tunnel type.

Then enter your university credentials under username and password.

Finally, click on "Connect".

Connection - Step 3

Confirm the connection request with "OK". If you do not agree to this, you will not be able to use the VPN service.

Connection - Step 4

If you are now successfully connected, you will see this by the colored slider.

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