Engineering Network Services - CSU

Engineering Network Services

VPN Information for Mac OS X

OpenVPN (Tunnelblick)

  1. Download the current release of Tunnelblick.
  2. Logged in as an administrator, double-click the disk image (dmg) file to mount it.
  3. Within the new window, drag the Tunnelblick icon to your Applications folder to install it.
  4. Download the configuration file. The file should of been saved in your Downloads folder.
  5. Double click the file to unzip it, creating a engr.tblk file.
  6. Now double click the engr.tblk file, and it should startup Tunnelblick, and ask for administrator account and password to install the configuration.
  7. If configuration was successful, when you click on the Tunnelblick icon in the upper right corner of your desktop it should give you drop down list showing "Connect engr". Select it and it should prompt you for your Engineering user name and password.
  8. If you succeed in making a connection, the Tunnelblick icon should change to a lighted tunnel. That's it you are now connected to the Engineering network.

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

Problems with OpenVPN / Tunnelblick?

  • DNS entries to look for: Go to Finder > Applications > System Preferences > Network, click on the Advanced button and then click on the DNS tab. Under DNS Servers, make sure is listed, and Search Domains should have listed. If these don't appear, please add them.
  • If all else fails and you are unable to get it to work, please try uninstalling the software by using the Tunnelblick Uninstaller, then reinstall.


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

Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) users: The older Java-based Network Connect no longer works with the SSL VPN. Please use the Junos Pulse application, which is supported on Mac OS 10.6 - 10.9.

  1. Download the Junos Pulse application (dmg file).
  2. Double-click the downloaded dmg package and install it.
  3. When you start the application for the first time, you will be presented with a window and an empty list of VPN connections. Click the "+" icon to add a new VPN connection.
  4. In the next window: For Type, select UAC or SSL-VPN. For Name, enter CSU. For URL, enter Click the Add button.
    Junos Pulse setup
  5. You will now have a VPN connection labeled CSU. Click the Connect button to log in to the CSU SSL VPN gateway.
  6. Log in with your CSU eID (eName and ePassword).

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

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This document last modified Wednesday June 24, 2015

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