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

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.
  2. Go to Play Store
  3. In the search box, type “anyconnect” and tap Install.
  4. type "anyconnect" and tap Install
  5. After installation, tap Open to launch the application.
  6.  tap Open to launch the application
  7. When you open the application for the first time, you will be prompted to read the license agreement. Tap OK to accept.
  8. Tap OK to accept
  9. Tap Connection to add a VPN profile.
  10. Tap Connection
  11. Tap Add New Connection….
  12. Tap Add New Connection
  13. Under Connection Editor
  14. Tap Description.
  15. Tap Description
  16. Type “VPN2FA” in the Description field and tap OK.
  17. Type "VPN2FA" in the Description field and tap OK
  18. Tap Server Address.
  19. Tap Server Address
  20. Type “vpn2fa.hku.hk” in the Server Address field and tap OK.
  21. Type "vpn2fa.hku.hk" in the Server Address field and tap OK
  22. Tap Done to complete the setup.
  23. Tap Done

3. Connection Procedures

  1. Tap AnyConnect on your device to open the VPN client.
  2. Tap AnyConnect
  3. Tap AnyConnect VPN to start the connection.
  4. Tap AnyConnect VPN to start the connection
  5. Enter your HKU Portal UID and PIN in the Username and Password fields respectively and tap Connect.
  6. Enter your HKU Portal UID and PIN in the Username and Password fields respectively and tap Connect
  7. (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.
  8. You will receive an email containing the 6-digit email token sent to your registered alternate email address

    (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 installation guide for the installation of 2FA Mobile App.)

    To retrieve the app token-
    • Open FortiToken Mobile.
    • Open FortiToken Mobile
    • Enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock the app.
    • Enter your 4-digit PIN to unlock the app
    • App token will be retrieved.
    • App token will be retrieved
  9. Enter the 6-digit One Time Password in the Answer box and click Continue.
  10. Enter the 6-digit One Time Password in the Answer box and click Continue
  11. Tap OK to accept the Connection Request.
  12. Tap OK to accept the Connection Request
  13. You are now connected to HKUVPN.
  14. You are now connected to HKUVPN
  15. To disconnect from HKUVPN server, tap AnyConnect VPN.
  16. To disconnect from HKUVPN server, tap AnyConnect VPN
  17. You are now disconnected from HKUVPN.
  18. You are now disconnected
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