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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.


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

VPN Portal Settings: 

  • (requires Duo multifactor authentication) login with NetID and Password. 
  •, login with NetID and Password. 
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Windows Installation Instructions

Mac Installation Instructions

Linux Installation Instructions

iOS Installation Instructions

Android Installation Instructions



KeywordsVPN, install, windows, macintosh, remote desktop, fileserver, access, network   Doc ID93015
OwnerDavid S.GroupRussell Labs Computing
Created2019-07-10 10:54:07Updated2023-12-15 10:34:31
SitesRussell Labs Computing
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