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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.

Instructions and Software

OS: Windows
Supported Release/Distro: 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (x64 and x32)
Client Version: 9.0r2.1 (b1421) - UCSB installer v.1.6 

Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client

OS: macOS
Supported Release/Distro: 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10
Client Version: 9.0r2.1 (b1421) - UCSB installer v1.6

Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client

OS: Linux
Supported Release/Distro: CentOS 7.4 (64-bit), Fedora 27 (64 and 32-bit), RHEL 7.4, (64-bit), Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit) Ubuntu 17.10 (64-bit), 16.04.04 (64 and 32-bit) , Debian 9.4 (64 and 32-bit)
Client Version: 9.0r3 (923)
Older clients are available in BOX for use with older Linux distros not listed above
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: 7.1.2 (r429242.1)
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Google Play)

OS: iOS
Supported Release/Distro: 9.0, or higher including iOS 12
Client Version: 7.1.1
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Apple App Store)

OS: ChromeOS
Supported Release/Distro: 43 or higher
Client Version: 5.2.1.18
Instructions: Installation/Usage
Download Software: VPN Client (Chrome Web Store)