VPN - Installing and configuring the GlobalProtect client

This document contains links to the GlobalProtect installation instructions. A VPN or Virtual Private Network through GlobalProtect from Palo Alto Networks allows UW–Madison faculty, staff and students to access University resources even when they are using a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP). It accomplishes this by encrypting internet traffic between a home/remote personal or work computer/laptop and the campus network. All traffic from the client is routed through the tunnel with a campus IP address, making that traffic appear to be originating from on-campus.


Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife faculty, students, and staff; Hub staff


    To install the GlobalProtect client follow the instructions found in the DoIT KB docs linked below:

    Important Note:

    After installation, you must change the portal setting from:

    uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu (requires Duo multifactor authentication)


    Windows Installation Instructions

    Mac Installation Instructions

    Linux Installation Instructions

    iOS Installation Instructions

    Android Installation Instructions


    Email help@russell.wisc.edu.

    Keywords:VPN, install, windows, macintosh, remote desktop, fileserver, access, network   Doc ID:93015
    Owner:David S.Group:Russell Labs Computing
    Created:2019-07-10 10:54 CDTUpdated:2021-09-08 13:59 CDT
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