Using AnyConnect on a Mobile Device or Tablet

  • As of June 15, 2016
    • when signing in to UD resources using a VPN connection you are required to use 2FA.
    • faculty, staff, and students who log in to Copland or Strauss from off-campus are required to use a VPN connection.
  • The University VPN network does not support the built-in version of VPN that comes standard with Google Chromebook. See Downloading AnyConnect with Chromebooks for more information.

Setup and Run

The steps below apply to iOS, Android, and Kindle devices. Unless otherwise noted, the screenshots below are from an Android device but will look similar on iOS and Kindle.
  1. Open AnyConnect by tapping the application icon.
  2. If you have not already set up your connection:
    1. Tap Connection > Add VPN Connection.
    2. New connection.



    3. Add a description ("UD VPN") and input
      vpn-chp.nss.udel.edu
      as the Server Address. Tap Done.
    4. Connection settings.


  3. On the main screen, swipe the AnyConnect VPN switch to the On position.
  4. Swipe On.

  5. On the next screen, select UDEL-VPN-OATH as the Group. Log in using your UDelNet ID, UDelNet password, and 2FA code. (Use the 2FA code as the Second Password.) Click Connect to log in.
    • Do not include "@udel.edu" after your UDelNet ID.
    • Do not click Get Certificate. Unfortunately, that button is larger than the Connect button in this version of the Cisco AnyConnect software; however, you should click Connect.
    Android Screenshot
    iPhone Screenshot
    Android Screenshot. iPhone Screenshot.
  6. AnyConnect will automatically connect you to the UD VPN server.
    • While you are running the Cisco AnyConnect client software, all network connections to UD proceed through a secure "tunnel," giving you secure access to UD resources from off campus or from unsecured wireless networks. Your other network activities (e.g., using a web browser to view a non-UD website) are unaffected.

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