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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:
    macOS Pulse Secure 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. Open the client and click 'Add' (+) under the connection section.
    [macOS] Click the 'Add' (+) button to create a new connection

  3. In the 'Name' field, enter a descriptive name for this vpn Connection.
  4. In the 'Server URL' enter ''
    [macOS] Enter the name of the vpn server

  5. Enter your UMIACS windows login credentials and hit connect.
    [macOS] Enter UMIACS Windows Credentials

You should now be connected to the UMIACS VPN.

Checking VPN Status

  1. In the top right hand corner, on your status bar, you should see an S icon in a black circle. If there's a green arrow, that means you are connected! If there is nothing, that means you are not.
    [macOS] The top image is connected, the bottom image is not.

  2. You can click this icon, as well, and it will show you the status of your connection.
    [macOS] The Pulse drop down menu.

  3. If the icon is not in the status bar, you can find Pulse Secure in your Applications folder. There you will see a list of connections.