Pulse Secure installation on CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 18,20

This installation process was checked and approved only for

  • CentOS Stream release 8
  • Ubuntu 18, 20
  • The latest available Pulse Secure version
  1. Install Pulse Secure client (PulseUI):
    • For CentOS:
      sudo dnf update -y
      sudo dnf install -y epel-release
      sudo yum install -y http://webdev.web3.technion.ac.il/docs/cis/public/ssl-vpn/ps-pulse-centos-rhel.rpm
    • For Ubuntu 18,20:
      sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
      cd $HOME/Downloads/ && wget http://webdev.web3.technion.ac.il/docs/cis/public/ssl-vpn/ps-pulse-ubuntu-debian.deb

      Ubuntu 18:

      sudo apt install libcurl4 libnss3-tools && sudo dpkg -i ps-pulse-ubuntu-debian.deb

      Ubuntu 20:

      sudo apt install libnss3-tools && sudo dpkg -i ps-pulse-ubuntu-debian.deb
  2. Then open PulseUI:
    • For CentOS:
      PulseSecure-CentOS8-1
    • For Ubuntu:
      PulseUI_Ubuntu


  3. Then add SSL VPN connection setup:
    • Click on ‘plus’ sign:
      PulseUI_Ubuntu-1
    • Enter Name and URL as in an picture and click Add:
      PulseUI connection
  4. Now you can connect to Technion SSL VPN:
    • Click on Connect button:
      PulseUI_Ubuntu-3
    • Enter your credentials and click on Connect button:
      PulseUI_Ubuntu-4
    • After successful connection click on a small triangle next to Technion and check the connection status:
      PulseUI_Ubuntu-6