Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computer and the campus network. Members of the University community can use VPN software to connect securely to the campus network from off-campus. This software, called Pulse Secure, must be downloaded to your computer, installed and configured. To connect using the full VPN client, download it below, install and configure it as directed.
Install and Configure Pulse Secure client for iOS and Android devices
Install and Configure Pulse Secure client for Windows and Mac OS X
Please use the following instructions to configure your new VPN client. After installing, users should login via the client and not via the Connect button at vpn.uconn.edu
Please visit the Pulse Secure Client page on the software site to choose the download that is appropriate for your OS.
Note: Apple OS X – If you are running macOS 10.13 or higher, please follow these instructions. Failure to follow the instructions provided in the link may cause the Pulse Secure client to not properly function.
Run the downloaded installer.
Note: Some users on OSX may need to command-click/control-click, and then select “Open” if an error about an unidentified developer is encountered.
Launch the now-installed application.
Click the ‘+’ button to add a new connection and enter vpn.uconn.edu for the Server URL and “UConn VPN” for the Name.
If ‘Type’ is requested, choose the option that lists SSL-VPN.
Click Connect, and enter your NetID and password into the form, clicking Connect again.
You should now be successfully connected and able to access UConn resources.
Pulse Secure VPN client software is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and configurations. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS mobile devices.
The software has been tested on the following platforms:
|Platform||Operating System||Browser Environment|
|Windows||Windows 10 Redstone 2 version 1703 build 10.0.15063.332, 64 bit
Windows 10 Redstone
Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, 64 bit
Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise, 64 bit
Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Firefox 52 ESR
Windows 10 Redstone4Version 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 8, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 8 Enterprise, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 8 Pro, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 7 Professional, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 7 Home Basic, 32 and 64 bit
Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 and 64 bit
Windows Embedded Standard 7, 32 and 64 bit
Internet Explorer 8, 11
Firefox 3.0 and later
Google Chrome 1
|Mac OS X||macOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 64 bit||Safari 11x,10 x, 9.x and 8.x|
- Although the software is compatible with most Windows 8.x and Windows 7 operating systems, specific configurations may not work.
- Pulse Secure is not supported on Windows Server platforms.