Please note that this tutorial assumes you already have a network connection established. If you have a UMIACS account, you already have access.
The UMIACS VPN is accessible through the Pulse Secure Client. Alternatively, you can establish a connection through a web browser.
As of May 10th 2019, MFA Authentication is mandatory.
- Device enrolled with UMIACS Duo
Connecting through the Pulse Secure client
- Download the client:
- Start the client if it is not already running - it usually starts by default on bootup.
- If the client is already running, double click its icon from the status bar.
- and click 'Add' (+) under the connection section.
- Enter a name for your VPN connection and the server URL 'vpn.umiacs.umd.edu'
- Enter your UMIACS credentials and hit connect.
- Enter Secondary Password for MFA. For example, if you wish to push a notification to your device, type the word "push" into the secondary password box.
- The Pulse VPN multi-factor authentication implementation relies on a secondary authentication source to fulfill the MFA requirement. As a result, you will be prompted for credentials twice.
Second Credential Password Value: Result push Send a push verification to your Duo connected device phone Send a call verification to your Duo connected device. <press YubiKey> If you have a physical token then you would press the YubiKey for the one time password.
- Please note that registering a YubiKey for use with the VPN requires interaction with UMIACS Tech Staff. Please contact us if you would like to register a YubiKey for this purpose.
|Pro-tip: Select ‘Save Settings’ on the secondary authentication prompt to have Duo automatically use your preferred method.|
You should now be connected to the UMIACS VPN.
Checking VPN Status
- In the bottom right hand corner, in your status bar, you should see an S icon. If there's a green arrow, that means you are connected! If there is nothing, that means you are not.
- You can hover over this icon and it will show you the status of your connection.