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This page outlines the steps required to enable Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) for the Pulse Secure VPN.


  • A smart phone with the Duo mobile app downloaded.

Enabling MFA Authentication

  1. Visit and login and complete the Duo setup for your account. The remaining steps assume you are using a mobile phone as your other factor.
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  2. Towards the end of the setup after you have verified your mobile phone, select "Automatically send this device a Duo push" and Save.

Setting up the VPN Profile

  1. In your Pulse Secure client on your laptop or other off-site machine, create a new profile specifying as the URL and then click Connect.
  2. Enter your UMIACS credentials for the first authentication box and tick "Save settings".
  3. Type `push` into the password field on the second authentication box, tick "Save settings", and then click Connect. You should then receive a push to your mobile device to complete authentication. This will occur every time you connect to the VPN going forward.