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Linux Client Instructions

Are you a VUMC employee? Visit the VUMC VPN web page .

Using SSL VPN on Linux platforms is a best-effort solution.

Gaining Access to Download the Linux VPN Client

To gain access to download and use the VPN client for Linux, you must submit a SerVU incident. You can also contact your  local IT support provider  to have a SerVU ticket submitted to request your VUnetID be added to the  VUIT_Network_Connect_Linux AD group.

To submit a SerVU incident, click here and open a new incident.  For the service choose Security, for Category choose Identity and Access Management, and for Subcategory choose VPN Request.

Installation Instructions

The following Linux platforms are supported by the clients:

  • Ubuntu 20.04.1, 64 bit
  • Ubuntu 19.10, 64 bit
  • Ubuntu 18.04, 64 bit
  • Ubuntu 16.x, 32 bit & 64 bit
  • CentOS 8.2.2004
  • CentOS 7.x, 64 bit
  • Fedora 32, 64 bit
  • Fedora 30, 64 bit
  • RHEL 7.4, 64 bit
  • RHEL 8
  • Debian 10.6, 64 bit
  • Debian 9.x, 32 bit & 64 bit


Download note: Clicking the Pulse link below will prompt you to log into Box.
Click the blue
download button to download the file. There isn't a preview of the file.

Older versions of Pulse VPN Client (use the newer version of the Pulse VPN client if your OS supports it):

Ubuntu install/setup

Once you have received confirmation that you have been given access, see the instructions in this document  to install the Pulse client on Linux systems and to run the commands needed to initiate a VPN session.  Please be aware that support for Linux on the SSL VPN is best-effort only.