Search for and install the Pulse Secure VPN client application from the Google Play Store. Please note that Android 4.0 or later is required.
There are two ways to configure the VPN client; one is by automatic configuration, and the other is by manual configuration. Both methods are described below.
Automatic Configuration (On-boarding)
Step 1: Open a web browser and navigate to https://ps.vpn.ucsb.edu/install
Step 2: Enter your UCSBNetID and password and click "Login"
Step 3: When prompted, select "Already installed, continue" and follow the prompt
Step 4: The VPN client is now configured.
Step 5: Click the "Sign Out" button in the upper-right corner of the site to finish the onboarding process. Continue on to the last section of this page "Usage" to make a connection.
(Alternative) Manual Configuration
Step 1: Open the Pulse Secure app, enter https://ps.vpn.ucsb.edu/ra in the URL field, and press "Submit."
Step 2: When prompted to add a connection, create a connection with the following parameters:
Connection Name: UCSB Remote Access
Username: <your UCSBNetID>
Ensure that you have typed the URL exactly as listed above - http: will not work - it must be https:
Step 1: Open the Pulse Secure VPN client.
Step 2: Inside the "UCSB Remote Access" connection profile, Click Connect
Step 3: Provide your UCSBNetID and password and click "Sign In."
Step 4: Verify your VPN connection by using a web browser to visit https://bb.noc.ucsb.edu/ip. The web page will display the network address your computer is using. If the VPN is in use, it should say “On-campus address (VPN)”.
Step 5: To disconnect from the VPN server, return to the Pulse Secure VPN client app and tap the “Disconnect” button.