WiscVPN - Installing and Connecting the PaloAlto GlobalProtect Client (Linux)

This document outlines the instructions to install GlobalProtect on Linux.

NOTE: Linux is not directly supported by the DoIT Help Desk. Unless you are using a service which explicitly supports Linux (NetID Login Service and Office 365), the Help Desk can not provide support for Linux, Unix, or any derivative of those (e.g. Ubuntu, SUSE, FreeBSD, or Solaris). For self help, see Linux Self-Help.
  1. Download the Linux client from this link. The file follows the format PanGPLinux*.tgz.

  2. Extract the package.

    tar -xvf ~/pkgs/PanGPLinux-4.1.5-c8.tgz
  3. Install the extracted .deb file.

    sudo dpkg -i GlobalProtect_deb-


    sudo apt-get install GlobalProtect_deb-
  4. The client installs to /opt/paloaltonetworks/globalprotect. Settings and profile information are saved in $HOME/.globalprotect.

  5. Use the globalprotect executable to connect to VPN. When you execute globalprotect, you will enter prompt mode. Type help for instructions on how to use the CLI tool.

    Usage: only the following commands are supported: 
    collect-log            -- collect log information 
    connect                -- connect to server 
    disconnect             -- disconnect
    disable                -- disable connection
    import-certificate     -- import client certificate file
    quit                   -- quit from prompt mode
    rediscover-network     -- network rediscovery
    remove-user            -- clear credential 
    resubmit-hip           -- resubmit hip information
    set-log                -- set debug level
    show                   -- show information
  6. Run the connect subcommand with the portal option to connect to VPN. WiscVPN’s portal is uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu.

    globalprotect connect --portal uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu
  7. Type your username and password:

    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    portal:local:Enter login credentials
    username: # Type username here
    Password: # Type password here
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...

Keywords:linux vpn globalprotect paloalto debian deb ubuntu   Doc ID:85193
Owner:Vijay M.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2018-08-24 11:22 CDTUpdated:2019-08-06 13:37 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Social Science Computing Cooperative
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