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Please note that this tutorial assumes you already have a network connection established. Authentication is handled via the Windows domain. If you have an account in the PC Active Directory you already have access.

The UMIACS VPN is accessible through the Junos Pulse Client. Alternatively, you can establish a connection through a web browser.

Connecting through the Junos Pulse client

  1. Download the client:
    Windows 64 bit Junos Pulse Client
    Windows 32 bit Junos Pulse Client
    Upon starting the client for the first time it will ask to upgrade the client. This will pull an up to date version of the client with the most recent configuration.
  2. Start the client if it is not already running - it usually starts by default on bootup
    [Windows] Start the client from the Start Menu
  3. If the client is already running, double click it's icon from the status bar
    [Windows] Double click it's status icon to open
  4. and click 'Add' (+) under the connection section
    [Windows] Click the 'Add' (+) button to create a new connection
  5. Enter a name for your VPN connection and the server URL ''
    [Windows] Enter the name of the vpn server
  6. Enter your UMIACS windows side credentials and hit connect
    [Windows] Enter UMIACS Windows Credentials

Connecting through a web browser

Connecting to the VPN via the web browser requires that Java be enable on your machine. For additional information on Java, as well as download links and install instructions please see:

  1. Open up a browser and go to ''
    Log in using your UMIACS windows side credentials
  2. Click 'Start' in the Network Connect section towards the bottom right hand side of the page.
    This will launch a Java applet that will open up a new window showing the status of your VPN connection.
    Keep an eye out for a notification at the top of your browser requesting permission to run Java.
    Click 'Start' to open the Network Connect applet
  3. To disconnect from the VPN click 'Sign Out' in the browser.