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Setup Procedures for HKUVPN with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) for Android Devices

1. Prerequisite
2. Configuration Procedures
3. Connection Procedures

1. Prerequisite

  1. 2-factor authentication (2FA) is required for accessing the HKUVPN service.
  2. Please uninstall any earlier version of Cisco Any Connect VPN client before you start the following installation.
  3. AnyConnect ICS+ (VPN client) is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.0 or above.

2. Configuration Procedures (to be done once only)

  1. Go to Play Store

    play store

  2. In the search box, type "anyconnect" and tap Install.

    anyconnect ics

  3. After installation, tap Open to launch the application.


  4. When you open the application for the first time, you will be prompted to read the license agreement. Tap OK to accept.

    click ok

  5. Tap Connection to add a VPN profile.

    tap connection

  6. Tap Add New Connection....

    add new connection...

  7. Under Connection Editor-
    1. Tap Description.

      tap description

    2. Type "VPN2FA" in the Description field and tap OK.

      type VPN2FA

    3. Tap Server Address.

      tap server address

    4. Type "" in the Server Address field and tap OK.


  8. Tap Done to complete the setup.

    click done

3. Connection Procedures

  1. Tap AnyConnect on your device to open the VPN client.


  2. Tap AnyConnect VPN to start the connection.

    Tap AnyConnect VPN

  3. Enter your HKU Portal UID and PIN in the Username and Password fields respectively and tap Connect.

    UID, PIN and click Connect

  4. (i) Applicable to staff/students who choose EMAIL TOKEN

    You will receive an email containing the 6-digit email token sent to your registered alternate email address. The token is valid for 5 minutes after its sent out time.

    email token

    (ii) Applicable to staff who choose APP TOKEN

    Please open the 2FA Mobile App (FortiToken app) on your mobile device. The token is valid for 1 minute after it is retrieved.

    (Note: Please refer to for the installation of 2FA Mobile App.)

    To retrieve the app token-
    • Open FortiToken Mobile.

      FortiToken Mobile

    • Enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock the app.

      enter pin

    • App token will be retrieved.

      app token

  5. Enter the 6-digit One Time Password in the Answer box and click Continue.

    Type 6-digit One Time Password

  6. Tap OK to accept the Connection Request.

    Tap OK

  7. You are now connected to HKUVPN.

    Connected to HKUVPN

  8. To disconnect from HKUVPN server, tap AnyConnect VPN.

    To disconnect HKUVPN

  9. You are now disconnected from HKUVPN.

    Disconnected to HKUVPN