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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 ActiveDirectory 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.

Connecting through the Pulse Secure client

  1. Download the client:
    Windows 64 bit Pulse Secure Client
    Windows 32 bit Pulse Secure Client
    Upon starting the client for the first time it may 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 its icon from the status bar.
    [Windows] Double click its 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 ''
    File:Pulse Connections.jpg
    [Windows] Enter the name of the VPN server.
  6. Enter your UMIACS Windows side credentials and hit connect.
    [Windows] Enter UMIACS Windows credentials.

You should now be connected to the UMIACS VPN.

Checking VPN Status

  1. 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.
  2. You can hover over this icon and it will show you the status of your connection.