Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computer and the campus network. Members of the University community can use VPN software to connect securely to the campus network from off-campus. This software, called Pulse Secure, must be downloaded to your computer, installed and configured. To connect using the full VPN client, download it below, install and configure it as directed.
Install and Configure Pulse Secure client for iOS and Android devices
Install and Configure Pulse Secure client for Windows and Mac OS X
Please use the following instructions to configure your new VPN client. After installing, users should login via the client and not via the Connect button at sslvpn.uconn.edu
Download the installer that is appropriate for your OS.
Apple OS X
Windows 32 bit
Windows 64 bit
Run the downloaded installer.
Note: Some users on OSX may need to command-click/control-click, and then select “Open” if an error about an unidentified developer is encountered.
Launch the now-installed application.
- Click the ‘+’ button to add a new connection.
- Enter sslvpn.uconn.edu for the Server URL.
- Enter “UConn VPN” for the Name.
If ‘Type’ is requested, choose the option that lists SSL-VPN.
- Click Add.
- Click Connect, and enter your NetID (not InCHIP ID) and password into the form.
- Click Connect again.
You should now be successfully connected and able to access UConn resources.
Pulse Secure VPN client software is compatible with a wide range of operating systems and configurations. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS mobile devices.
The software has been tested on the following platforms:
|Platform||Operating System||Browser and Java Environment|
|Windows||Windows 10, Enterprise/Pro/Home||Internet Explorer 11Google Chrome1Firefox 38Oracle JRE 8|
|Windows 8.1, Update/Pro/Enterprise, 32 & 64 bit||Internet Explorer 11Google Chrome1Firefox 38Oracle JRE 8|
|Windows 8 Basic/Pro/Enterprise, 64 bit||Internet Explorer 10Google Chrome1Firefox 31 & LaterOracle JRE 7 & Later|
|Windows 7 Enterprise SP1, 64 bit||Internet Explorer 11Google Chrome1Firefox 38Oracle JRE 8|
|Windows 7 Ultimate/Pro/Home/Basic, 64 bitWindows 7 Enterprise, 32 bit||Internet Explorer 11Google Chrome1Firefox 31 & LaterOracle JRE 7 & Later|
|Windows Vista, all Versions||Internet Explorer 9Firefox 24 & LaterOracle JRE 6 & Later|
|Mac OS X||Mac OS X 10.11 & 10.10, 64 bit||Safari 9.0, Oracle JRE 8|
|Mac OS X 10.10, 64 bit||Safari 8, Oracle JRE 8|
|Mac OS X 10.9, 64 bit||Safari 9.0, 7.0, Oracle JRE 8|
|Mac OS X 10.8, 64bit||Safari 6.0, Oracle JRE 8|
- Although the software is also compatible with most Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems, specific configurations may not work.
- Pulse Secure is not supported on Windows Server platforms.