VPN Information for Linux

Pulse Secure with OpenConnect

  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 https://secure.colostate.edu
      • If you find your connection timing out often, you can also try with the “--no-dtls” option.
    • “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.

Browser-based SSL VPN

These instructions are provided as a courtesy. The SSL VPN is supported by ACNS, not ETS. 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 https://secure.colostate.edu/engr 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.

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