The VPN service allows access to internal resources of the UniTN network from external locations. It is based on SSL encryption.
For the usage and configuration of the VPN you have to install Pulse Secure, visit the right section:
|Operating System||Supported Client||Instructions|
|Windows, Macosx||Pulse Secure||Pulse Secure Desktop|
|Linux||Pulse Secure||Pulse Secure Linux|
|Mobile devices (Smartphone & Tablet)||Pulse Secure||Pulse Secure Mobile|
NEWS: The new version for linux (5.3r4.1) is 64bit native and provide a stable connection.
|Pulse Secure Download|
|Windows 7/8/10 (64bit) Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Windows 7/8/10 (32bit) Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Windows Vista 32bit Pulse Secure 5.0R15|
|Windows Vista 64bit Pulse Secure 5.0R15|
|MACOSX (>= 10.6 compreso Sierra) Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018) (*)|
For Mac and Safari: Warning !!! Be sure that your browser is saving the file with .dmg extension (and not .exe) as “pulse.dmg”.
After the installation, launch the Pulse Secure Application, the main screen appears:
Create a new connection by clicking the '+' sign and entering the following parameters:
To start the connection, click on <Connect>
Fill the form with the username (@unitn.it) and password:
The connection is established, you can stop the vpn clicking on <Disconnect>
You can see the Pulse Secure notification icon in the lower right area:
You can show a status window from File→Connections→Advanced Connection Details…
NEWS: The new version for linux (5.3r3) is 64bit native and provide a stable connection.
|Pulse Secure for Linux Download|
|Linux CentOS 32bit Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Linux Ubuntu (> 14.04) 32bit Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Linux CentOS 64bit Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Linux Ubuntu (> 14.04) 64bit Pulse Secure 5.3R4.1 (Jan 2018)|
|Documentazione ufficiale client linux 5.3r3|
Download the package installer to the Linux client then run the installer using the following command:
Debian-based Linux (Ubuntu):
dpkg -i <package name>
RPM-based Linux (CentOS):
rpm -ivh <package name>
For example, if the Pulse Linux client is saved in /$HOME/Downloads on Ubuntu, then the command would be:
sudo dpkg -i /$HOME/Downloads/ps-pulse-linux-8.2r4.0-b47329-ubuntu-debian-installer.deb
Install the dependencies:
user@host:~$ sudo /usr/local/pulse/PulseClient.sh install_dependency_packages
if you want to launch the UI from a command line (/usr/local/pulse/pulseUi) you have to export this library path:
Or you can launch Pulse from your Applications by clicking on the Pulse icon.
- Main screen
If you don't want to use the UI, use the following command to launch the VPN client (you will be asked for the UniTN password):
/usr/local/pulse/PulseClient.sh -h vpn-ssl.unitn.it -u firstname.lastname@example.org -U https://vpn-ssl.unitn.it -r AR-unitn-ldap-ad
user@host:~$ /usr/local/pulse/PulseClient.sh -h vpn-ssl.unitn.it -u email@example.com -U https://vpn-ssl.unitn.it -r AR-unitn-ldap-ad Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done lib32z1 is already the newest version. libc6-i386 is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 557 not upgraded. executing command : /usr/local/pulse/pulsesvc -h vpn-ssl.unitn.it -u firstname.lastname@example.org -U https://vpn-ssl.unitn.it -r AR-unitn-ldap-ad VPN Password:
After few seconds the vpn connection is established, you have to leave this terminal window open and you can monitor the connection from another terminal window with the command:
user@host:~$ /usr/local/pulse/PulseClient.sh -S Connection Status : connection status : Connected bytes sent : 1722 bytes received : 2586 Connection Mode : ESP Encryption Type : AES128/SHA1 Comp Type : None Assigned IP : 10.31.0.80
To kill the connection:
user@host:~$ /usr/local/pulse/PulseClient.sh -K
INSTRUCTIONS: (screenshots related to Android version 5)
To connected vpn clients is assigned an ip in the range from 10.31.0.10 to 10.31.0.254
The VPN connection provides traffic directed to intranet IP using the VPN tunnel while traffic to other networks (eg Internet) is provided by standard client connection (eg ADSL at home).
NB: the routing change doesn't affect the already “established” connections at the moment of the connection
VPN traffic is encrypted in SSL and uses TCP destination port 443. For the ESP mode (which increases performance) you must open the UDP destination port 4500 too.