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UCSB operates a Pulse Secure Connect VPN service for secure remote access to the campus network, which requires the installation of a VPN client and a connection profile that has been configured for UCSB's VPN server. Pulse Secure VPN clients are available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android and ChromeOS.

Please click on and follow the appropriate instructions link below. You will need to provide your UCSBNetID and password at the UCSB BOX login in order to download the client software.

Former OpenVPN users - you may uninstall/delete the OpenVPN/Tunnelblick software from your computer, but it is not required for successful installation of the Pulse Secure client. The software can co-exist "peacefully" - although you will no longer be able to connect to the campus OpenVPN server as of March 6, 2017.

Instructions and Software

OS: Windows
Supported Release/Distro: 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (x64 and x32)
Client Version: 5.3.3 (1021)
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client

OS: macOS
Supported Release/Distro: 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10 & 10.9
Client Version: 5.3.3 (1021)
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client

OS: Linux
Supported Release/Distro: CentOS 7 & 6.9, Fedora 23, RHEL 7, (64-bit only) and Ubuntu 16.04, 15.04 & 14.04LTS (64 and 32-bit), Debian 8 (64 and 32-bit)
Client Version: 5.3.3 (1021)
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client 

OS: Android
Supported Release/Distro: 4.42 or higher
(4.0-4.1 may be supported in future client release)
Client Version: 6.5.1
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Google Play)

OS: iOS
Supported Release/Distro: 8.0 or higher
Client Version: 6.5.0
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Apple App Store)

OS: ChromeOS
Supported Release/Distro: 43 or higher
Client Version: 5.2.1.17
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Chrome Web Store)