Faculty, staff and students can establish a secure connection to the UConn network via the Pulse Secure client (a VPN software). The VPN provides an encrypted connection between your computer and the UConn network and allows you to access restricted resources.  

Not all university services and systems require a VPN connection for access. You can log into and use many services, such as email, Core-CT, library resources, and OneDrive, off-campus without a VPN.

Installing and Configuring Pulse Secure Client for Windows

To configure your VPN client,

  1. Visit the Pulse Secure Client page in the UConn Software Catalog to choose the download that is appropriate for your OS.

  2. Review the article Installing and Configuring Pulse Secure Client for Windows

Installing and Configuring Pulse Secure for Mac OS

To configure your VPN client,

  1. Please visit the Pulse Secure Client page on the software site to choose the download that is appropriate for your OS.

  2. Review the article Installing Pulse Secure on Mac OS.

Installing and Configuring Pulse Secure Client for iOS and Android Devices 

The Pulse Secure Client app is also available for iOS and Android mobile operating systems. To configure your VPN client, download the application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store

Installing and Configuring Pulse Secure Client for Linux

To configure your VPN client.

  1. Please visit the Pulse Secure Client page on the software site to choose the download that is appropriate for your OS.

  2. Review the article Installing the Pulse Secure Client on Linux.

Completely Removing the Desktop Client from a System

Follow the instructions located on this page to completely remove the Desktop client from your system:

Completely Removing the Pulse Secure Desktop Client

Compatibility

Pulse Secure VPN client software is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and configurations. It is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Android and iOS mobile devices. The software has been tested on the following platforms:

Platform

Operating System

Browser Environment

Windows

Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS build 10.0.19041.572) Enterprise, 32 and 64 bit

Windows 10 Version 1909 10.0.18363.535

Windows 8.1 Enterprise, 64 bit

Windows 2012

Microsoft Edge Browser 86.0.622.43 (64-Bit)

Internet Explorer 11.388.19041.0

Chrome 84.0.4147.89

Firefox ESR 68.9.0esr

Chromium-based Edge Browser 86.0.622.48 (Official build) (64-bit)

Windows 10 Version 20H2 (OS build 10.0.19042.572) Professional, 64 bit

Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS build 10.0.18362.476) Professional, 64 bit

Windows 10 Version 1903 10.0.18362.449

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Version 1809 (OS build 17763.437), Enterprise, 64 bit

Windows 10 Redstone 4 Version 1803 (OS build 17134.228)

Windows 10 Enterprise, 32 bit

Windows 10 non-Enterprise, 32 and 64 bit

Windows 10 Redstone

Windows 10 Enterprise, 32 and 64 bit

Windows 8.1 non-Enterprise, 32 and 64 bit

Windows 2019

Windows 2016

Edge browser 86.0.622.48 (Official build) (64-bit)

Internet Explorer 11.264.19041.0

Google Chrome 78.0.3904.97

Mac OS X

macOS Catalina 10.15.6

macOS 10.14, 64 bit

macOS 10.13, 64 bit

Safari 13.x, and 12.x
Mac OS X

Big Sur RC2

macOS 10.15.3, 64 bit

macOS 10.15.2, 64 bit

Safari 14.0.1