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​​​​​​VPN Client

​​​​​​​​Data Center VPN Client
The Data Center Virtual Private Network (VPN) client allows you to connect securely from your workstation to specific DePaul servers to which you have been granted access. Please follow the instructions below to install the correct client. The Data Center VPN requires the use of Duo two-factor.  You will need to setup Duo (if you haven't already done so) prior to accessing the VPN.  Please follow the instructions located on the Two-Factor Authentication page to set this up.


Windows Client

  • Windows users should download the Pulse data center client here​.
  • Save the file to your desktop
  • Double click on the file (Pulse_datacenter) on your desktop and wait while the client installs 
  • When the installation is finished, you will see a new Pulse Secure icon in your start menu
  • Click here for instructions on how to login to the Pulse Secure VPN with Duo​


Mac OS X Client

  • Click here​ to download the VPN client
  • Run the dmg file by double clicking on the file
  • Open the "PulseSecure.pkg" file, and follow on-screen prompts
  • Enter your account password when prompted to approve the installation
  • Click here for instructions on how to login to the Pulse Secure VPN with Duo​

Vendor Access

  • ​​Click here to download the VPN client if you are not faculty or staff at DePaul.
  • Save the file to your desktop
  • Double click on the file (Pulse_datacenter-any) on your desktop and wait while the client installs 
  • When the installation is finished, you will see a new Pulse Secure icon in your start menu
  • Login with the credentials provided to you