WyoSecure - Setting up Pulse Secure (Ivanti Secure in other platforms) on Linux Computers

PulseSecure VPN

Users need to open a VPN connection to the UWyo Network in order to access alcova and tetoncreek from off campus. UWIT has set up Pulse Secure as the VPN client to the UWyo network.



sudo wget -O /tmp/VPN_RHEL.zip https://pathfinder.arcc.uwyo.edu/support/VPN_RHEL.zip
sudo unzip /tmp/VPN_RHEL.zip
sudo yum -y install /tmp/rhelvpn-22.3r3.0-b19959-64bit-installer.rpm


sudo apt upgrade # Bring the system to latest level.
wget -O /tmp/VPN_Debian.zip https://pathfinder.arcc.uwyo.edu/support/PulseSecureDebian.zip
sudo unzip -o /tmp/PulseSecureDebian.zip
sudo dpkg -i ps-pulse-linux-9.0r3.0-b923-ubuntu-debian-64-bit-installer.deb
sudo apt update # Update any added packages to latest.


Start the PulseSecure VPN client graphically using the search menu and type the keyword "pulse". A window should open up and you may click on the "+" icon to add a new connection:

Then you will need to configure the connection with the following details:

Name: WyoSecure

URL: https://wyosecure.uwyo.edu

Once the configuration information has been entered, click the "Save" button. The main client window will then look like:

Click the "Connect" button to initiate the VPN connection. You'll then be prompted for your UWyo credentials.

Enter your UWyo credentials and proceed by clicking the "Sign In" button. You will then be prompted for an additional step that requires two-factor authentication. The window should look like:

Please proceed by selecting the appropriate second factor. Type push to receive a push to your two factor device.  Type phone to recieve a phone call to authenticate to two factor.  Once you credentials have been completely validated, the main window will show that you're now connected as the "Connect" button has now changed to a "Disconnect" button.

Diconnecting from PulseSecure

When you're done, press the "Disconnect" button to end the VPN session.

NOTE: These instructions may work for other linux distributions, but we only support RHEL, Rocky Linux (formerly centOS), and Ubuntu.

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