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 and a connection profile that has been configured for UCSB's VPN server. 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 provide your UCSBNetID and password at the UCSB Google Drive login in order to download the client software.  Please contact us at ets-info@ucsb.edu if access to Google Drive 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: 9.1r8.2 (3999)
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: macOS
Supported Release/Distro: 10.15, 10.14, 10.13  (NOTE - macOS Big Sur 10.16 is NOT SUPPORTED)  Older macOS 10.12 is not supported by newest client - please use older 9.1r7 client in "older versions" folder.
Client Version: 9.1r9 (b4983) 
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: Linux
Supported Release/Distro: CentOS 8.1, 7.4 (64-bit), Fedora 32 (64-bit), Fedora 30 (64-bit) RHEL 7.x, (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: 9.1r9(b255)
Older clients are available in Google Drive for use with older Linux distros not listed above. Alternatively, use OpenConnect client.
Download SoftwareVPN Client

OS: Android
Supported Release/Distro: 5.0 or higher
Client Version: 9.2.0 (r600395.36)
Download SoftwareVPN Client (Google Play)

Supported Release/Distro: 11 or higher
Client Version: 9.2
Download SoftwareVPN Client (Apple App Store)

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