OpenVPN for Android

Android apps on Chrome OS

Chromebooks that support Android apps

Enable Google Play Store on Chrome OS

If you can’t use Android apps, you can try the Cisco AnyConnect extension with your Odin account. Most MCECS services are available through the AnyConnect VPN. After adding, click the status area in the lower-right corner and click VPN disconnected. Select and login.

If you use Android private DNS and can’t load webpages when you’re on the VPN, try turning private DNS off.

1. Download The CAT’s OpenVPN configuration files:



The Full Tunnel will send all of your network communication, e.g. going to, through MCECS.
However the CECS or “Split Tunnel” configuration will only be used to connect to MCECS machines and resources, like the terminal server or print server.

2. Download and install OpenVPN Connect from the Google Play Store.

Image Showing the OpenVPN Client in the Android Google Play Store


3. Open OpenVPN Connect and select OVPN Profile.

Image Showing the OpenVPN Load Screen for Android


4. Select cecs.ovpn and tap import.

Image Showing Choosing the profile to Load In


5. Enter your MCECS username and tap add.

Image Showing Naming an Imported Profile for


6. Tap [cecs] and enter your MCECS password.

Image Showing a Disconnected VPN Profile for


7. Tap the hamburger menu and go to Import Profile.

Image Showing the Sidemenu on the OpenVPN Client


8. Repeat steps 4-6 for cecs_full_tunnel.ovpn.

Reconnect on reboot (if you want)

1. Tap the hamburger menu and go to Settings.

Image Showing the Sidemenu on the OpenVPN Client


2. Select Reconnect on reboot.

Image Showing the OpenVPN Client Disconnect Settings