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AnyConnect for Android

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 computer 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 computer 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.

Note: To access the resources of the State and University Library (SuUB) you have to select the tunnel 'Tunnel-all-Traffic'.


Beachten sie dabei die unterschiedlichen Tunnelarten und achten sie darauf den richtigen Tunnel zu wählen.

Hinweis: Für den Zugriff auf die Ressourcen der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (SuUB) müssen Sie den Tunnel 'Tunnel-all-Traffic' auswählen.

Initial Setup - Step 1

For Android smartphones there are different apps that allow a connection. AnyConnect ICS+ works best on smartphones using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. On devices that do not yet benefit from Android 4, there is a separate app for Samsung and HTC smartphones. If you don't have a smartphone from either manufacturer and don't have an Android 4, AnyConnect can only be used if your device is "rooted", with Rooted AnyConnect. Just installing this app is not enough, the device still has to be rooted by itself, which is not recommended in most cases!

After the installation, start the corresponding app.


Initial Setup - Step 2

Read and accept the license to use the software.

Initial Setup - Step 3

To establish a connection with the Uni-Bremen VPN, select "Add new VPN connection...".

Initial Setup - Step 4

Enter "" at the server address and confirm with "Done".

Initial Setup - Step 5

Select the connection "".

Enter the access data for your university account. The access data cannot be saved and must be entered again for each connection.

Finally, select the correct tunnel type and confirm with "OK". The program should now establish the connection.

Initial Setup - Step 6

The AnyConnect app wants access to the VPN interface of your device. Allow this by ticking "I trust this app" and confirming with "OK".