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 +====== Cisco AnyConnect (Android) ======
 +Here you can find instruction for setting up Cisco'​s //​AnyConnect//​ app for using GWDG's VPN service on Android devices.
  
 +<WRAP center round important 80%>
 +Depending on the Android firmware version on your device, the menu may look different. Compatibility is given for Android versions 4 and higher (as of March 2020)
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +===== Installation =====
 +You can find the free app //​AnyConnect//​ [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.cisco.anyconnect.vpn.android.avf|here at Google Play Store]]. Alternatively,​ search for //​anyconnect//​ in Google Play Store and choose the app offered by //Cisco Systems// that is suitable for your device.
 +
 +The following screen shots show the set up on an Android 9 device. Most of the steps include images. To display the respective screenshot, click on //​screenshot//​.
 +
 +1. Install the app and open it.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​01.png |Cisco AnyConnect}} ++
 +
 +2. On first start, the License Agreement pops up. You have to accept it in order to use the app.
 +
 +3. Depending on your Android version you may be asked to give the permission for making calls to //​AnyConnect//​. It is necessary that you accept this in order to make the VPN work. ++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​05.png |Give permissions}} ++
 + 
 +4. Click on //​Connection//​.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​06.png |}} ++
 +
 +5. Click on //Add new VPN connection//​.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​07.png |}} ++
 +
 +6. Click on //Server address// and enter **vpn.gwdg.de** or an alternative gateway such as **vpn-b.gwdg.de**.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​10.png |}} ++\\
 +**We encourage you to use vpn-b.gwdg.de or vpn-c.gwdg.de as your gateway as vpn.gwdg.de is currently under heavy load and may work less reliably.**
 +
 +7. Enter a freely chosen description (name) for your VPN connection. Then click on //Done//.
 +
 +8. Click on the name of the newly created VPN connection.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​13.png |}} ++
 +
 +9. Activate the VPN by pressing the toggle.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​14.png |VPN aktivieren}} ++
 +
 +<WRAP center round important 80%>
 +It is possible that you receive a warning about the VPN server not being trustworthy.
 +
 +In this case, please contact [[https://​gwdg.de/​support|our support]].
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +10. Enter your credentials. The //user name// is usually your email address or the user name of your account. Then click on //​Connect//​.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​16.png |}} ++
 +
 +11. If a dialogue is shown for //​Connection Request//, press //OK//.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​19.png |}} ++
 +
 +The VPN is now active. You can see a lock symbol in the status bar of your device.++ (Screenshot) |
 +{{ :​de:​services:​network_services:​vpn:​20.png |}} ++
 +
 +
 +In order to disconnect, you can toggle the connection inside the app.
 +
 +It is not possible to save your password across multiple sessions.
 +
 +
 +===== Ongoing usage =====
 +Depending on your Android version it may be possible to have the VPN active at all times.
 +
 +1. Enter the network settings for your device and press on //Network and Internet//.
 +
 +2. Press on //VPN//.
 +
 +3. Press the gear on the right side of the menu that displays //​AnyConnect//​.
 +
 +4. Choose //​Continuously activate VPN// and //Block connections without active VPN// if this is required.