WiscVPN - Connecting to the Palo Alto GlobalProtect Client (Linux)

This document outlines the instructions to connect to the Palo Alto GlobalProtect client 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 Microsoft 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Type your username and password:

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

For the most up-to-date documentation, visit Palo Alto Tech Docs for instructions related to your version of linux.

Keywordslinux vpn globalprotect paloalto debian deb ubuntu palo alto   Doc ID85193
OwnerHelp Desk KB TeamGroupDoIT Help Desk
Created2018-08-24 11:22:12Updated2023-06-29 08:57:08
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