Engineering Network Services - CSU

Engineering Network Services

VPN Information for Linux

Pulse Secure

Prerequistes:Set up two-factor authentication.

  1. Open a terminal window and install openconnect
    • For Fedora: sudo yum install openconnect
    • For Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt install openconnect
  2. Start the vpn
    • sudo openconnect --juniper
    • "username" is your CSU eID/ename
    • "password" is your main CSU password
    • "2nd Password" can be either "push","phone", or the code from your phone app/Duo hardware key
  3. Disconnect either by closing the terminal, or pressing "Control" plus "c" at the same time.


These instructions are provided as a courtesy. The SSL VPN is supported by ACNS, not ENS. Please contact ACNS if you have any issues with this tool.

The Engineering SSL VPN does not work with the CSU wired network, but will work from the CSU wireless network, and from off-campus connections (wired or wireless).

  1. Make sure you have the latest Java Runtime Environment installed.
  2. Go to and login with your CSU eName and ePassword.
  3. Type in your local machine account password for elevated privileges when prompted to install the java applet for the first time.

Once the applet installs, the web page will remain up. You can minimize the window or even close it and work as desired. There is a padlock icon in the System Tray Double-clicking this will display the connection properties, including the IP address you've been assigned. Closing this window will disconnect the secure session.

Now what? You may wish to mount network drives or connect to a server.

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This document last modified Monday November 05, 2018

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