Connect Via VPN Client


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

The Pulse Secure client app is available for iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store  to obtain it.


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

Step 1:

Download the installer that is appropriate for your OS.

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.

Windows 32 bit

Windows 64 bit

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

Launch the now-installed application.
Click the ‘+’ button to add a new connection and enter for the Server URL and “UConn VPN” for the Name.
If ‘Type’ is requested, choose the option that lists SSL-VPN.
Click Add.
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
Windows 2012
Edge Browser
Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Edge Browser 1Google Chrome 58Firefox 52 ESR
Windows 10 Redstone3 Version 1709 (OS build 16299.15)
Windows 10 Enterprise, 32 bit
Windows 10 (non-Enterprise), 32 and 64 bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise, 32 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
Windows 2008, Windows 2016
Edge Browser
Internet Explorer 8,11
Firefox 3.0 and later
Google Chrome
Mac OS X macOS 10.12, 10.11 and 10.10, 64 bit Safari 11x,10 x, 9.x and 8.x
macOS 10.13, 64 bit Safari 7.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.