UCSB operates a Pulse Secure Connect VPN service for secure remote access to the campus network and selected Departmental networks.  This requires the installation of a VPN client, a connection profile that has been configured for UCSB's VPN server, and at least one device enrolled with UCSB's MFA service (Duo Security). Pulse Secure VPN clients are available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android and ChromeOS.

Please click on and follow the appropriate instructions link below. You will need to login to UCSB BOX using your UCSBNetID and password in order to download the client software.  Please contact us at ets-info@ucsb.edu if access to BOX is blocked from your location, and we can provide an alternate link for download.

Instructions and Software

OS: Windows
Supported Release/Distro: 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (x64 and x32)
Client Version: 9.1r12.0 (b10247)
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: macOS
Supported Release/Distro: 10.15, 10.14, 10.13  (NOTE - v9.1r9 and above are compatible with macOS Big Sur, v.9.1r11 and above are qualified for macOS Big Sur) 
Older macOS 10.12 is not supported by newest client - please use older 9.1r7 client in "older versions" BOX folder.
Client Version: 9.1r12.0 (b10247)
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: Linux
Supported Release/Distro: CentOS 8.2.2004 and lower, 7.4 (64-bit), Fedora 32 (64-bit), Fedora 30 (64-bit) RHEL 8 and lower (64-bit), Ubuntu 17, 18.04 and 19.10 and 20.04 LTS (64-bit), Ubuntu 16.x (64 and 32-bit) , Debian 10, 9 (64 and 32-bit)
Client Version: 9.1r11.5(b9451)
Older clients are available in BOX for use with older Linux distros not listed above.
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: Android
Supported Release/Distro: 7.0 or higher
Client Version: 9.8.0 (r678627.7)
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client (Google Play)

OS: iOS
Supported Release/Distro: 11 or higher
Client Version: 9.8.0
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client (Apple App Store)

OS: ChromeOS
Supported Release/Distro: 43 or higher
Client Version: 5.2.1.20
InstructionsInstallation/Usage
Download SoftwareVPN Client (Chrome Web Store)