PulseSecure VPN - Linux


NOTE: These instructions may work for other Linux distributions, but we only support RHEL, CentOS, and Ub


Users need to open a VPN connection to the UWYO Network in order to access ARCC resources from off-campus. UWIT has set up Pulse Secure as the VPN client to the UWyo network.



1 2 3 4 sudo wget -O /tmp/PulseSecureRHEL.zip https://pathfinder.arcc.uwyo.edu/support/PulseSecureRHEL.zip --no-check-certificate sudo unzip /tmp/PulseSecureRHEL.zip sudo yum upgrade sudo yum -y install /tmp/PulseSecureRHEL/ps-pulse-linux-9.0r3.0-b923-centos-rhel-64-bit-installer.rpm


1 2 3 4 5 6 sudo wget -O /tmp/PulseSecureDebian.zip https://pathfinder.arcc.uwyo.edu/support/PulseSecureDebian.zip --no-check-certificate sudo unzip /tmp/PulseSecureDebian.zip sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo dpkg -i /tmp/PulseSecureDebian/ps-pulse-linux-9.0r3.0-b923-ubuntu-debian-64-bit-installer.deb sudo /usr/local/pulse/PulseClient_x86_64.sh install_dependency_packages


Start the PulseSecure VPN client graphically using the search menu and type the keyword "pulse". A window should open up and you may click on the "+" icon to add a new connection:

Then you will need to configure the connection with the following details:

Name: WyoSecureURL: https://wyosecure.uwyo.edu

Once the configuration information has been entered, click the "Save" button. The main client window will then look like:

Click the "Connect" button to initiate the VPN connection. You'll then be prompted for your UWyo credentials.

Enter your UWyo credentials and proceed by clicking the "Sign In" button. You will then be prompted for an additional step that requires two-factor authentication. The window should look like:

Please proceed by selecting the appropriate second factor. Once your credentials have been completely validated, the main window will show that you're now connected as the "Connect" button has now changed to a "Disconnect" button.

Disconnecting from PulseSecure

When you're done, press the "Disconnect" button to end the VPN session.