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Configure VPN on Android Devices

Beginning October 1: DUO for VPN

To protect against phishing and other exploits of stolen passwords, Information Services is implementing Duo Security two-factor authentication for faculty, staff, and student use of our campus VPN.  Currently, individuals use only their NetID and password to connect to the VPN. Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens security by requiring two factors to verify your identity, such as something you know (NetID/password) plus something you have (mobile device/app). 

Learn more and enroll your device with DUO

  1. Navigate to Google Play and download AnyConnect VPN. Choose AnyConnect ICS+ and follow the prompts to install the app. 

    navigate to google play

  2. Once AnyConnect is installed, open the app and accept the EULA (End User License Agreement), then tap Add New VPN Connecting. Enter the information below in the fields as shown: 
    Description: urvpn
    Server Address: cipher.richmond.edu/duo
  3. Once urvpn is configured, navigate back to the main screen and tap on the menu button in the top right to access Settings. 

    access settings

  4. Under Settings, uncheck "Block Untrusted Servers" and press the back button. 

    uncheck block untrusted servers

  5. Once the VPN is configured, you should be able to connect to it using Duo for VPN

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