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Services: VPN Installation and Use (GlobalProtect)

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In order to access your Shared Drives from your computer or device from an off-campus location, you must connect to our network via a VPN.

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Installing GlobalProtect on University Windows Computers

  1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner.
  2. Type Software Center.
  3. Open Software Center.
  4. In the search field, type Global Protect.
  5. Click Global Protect.
    Type Global Protect and Click icon
  6. Click Install.
    Click install
  7. Once GlobalProtect is installed, it will start up automatically.
  8. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and click Connect.

  9. After clicking connect you will have to authorize through Duo. First you should see a university login window come up. Enter your UWEC username and password
  10. After the university login window, select your Duo authentication method (Push, Call Me, Passcode) and then respond to the appropriate Duo prompt/call/pascode
  11. To connect or disconnect to the VPN, click the arrow to bring up the tray.

  12. Right click the VPN icon.
  13. Click the Connect button.

Installing GlobalProtect on Personal Windows Computers

In order to access your university files and documents off campus, you need to use a VPN.

  1. Navigate to https://pa.uwec.edu.
  2. Login using your university username and password.
  3. Click the link that best fits your computer.
  4. Locate the GlobalProtect agent installation program (may vary between web browsers/user preferences) and install the program.
  5. After the installation open the client, if it didn't automatically.


  6. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field, then click Connect.
  7. After clicking connect you will have to authorize through Duo. First you should see a university login window come up. Enter your UWEC username and password.

  8. After the university login window, select your Duo authentication method and authenticate through Duo

  9. To connect or disconnect to the VPN, click on the GlobalProtect systray icon.

  10. Select the Connect option.





Once you are connected to the university's network, you can access your files by following the directions in the Network Drives Overview article.

Moving GlobalProtect to the Windows Taskbar

GlobalProtect will automatically be in your system tray once it is installed. You can move this to your taskbar so you can easily connect or disconnect to UW-Eau Claire's network.

Method 1

  1. Click the up arrow.
    Click the up arrow
  2. Click and hold the GlobalProtect icon.
    GlobalProtect icon
  3. Drag it to the Taskbar.
    GlobablProtect on the Taskbar

Method 2

  1. Right-click the up arrow.
    Righ-click the up arrow
  2. Select Taskbar settings.
    Select Taskbar settings
  3. Click Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
    Select which icons appear on the taskbar
  4. Click the slider next to GlobalProtect client to turn it on.
    click the slider

    GlobalProtect will appear in the Taskbar.
    GlobablProtect on the Taskbar

Installing GlobalProtect on University Macs

  1. Select Applications from the Go menu.

    Select Applications
  2. Double Click Self Service.

    Click Self Service
  3. Login using your University username and password.


  4. Click Install.


  5. After Global Protect begins the installation process, you may be prompted to enter a server address. If this happens, wait a few moments while the install completes, and the prompt will clear itself. Otherwise, enter pa.uwec.edu and click the Connect button.
  6. Login using your University username and password.


  7. NOTE: Whenever you log off or shut down your Mac, you will have to relaunch Global Protect.
    1. From your desktop, select Applications from the Go menu.
    2. Double click on Global Protect​.

  8. To reconnect, simply click on the Global Protect icon in your menu bar and log in with your University credentials.


Installing GlobalProtect on Personal Macs

In order to access your university files and documents off campus, you need to use a VPN. Once you are connected to the university's network, you can access your files by following the directions in the Network Drives Overview article.

  1. Navigate to https://pa.uwec.edu
  2. Login using your university username and password.
  3. Click Download Mac 32/64 bit GlobalProtect agent.

    Click Download for Mac
  4. Install the program.
  5. (Optional) If you see the System Extension Blocked error message, click Open Security Preferences.

    Open Security Preferences
  6. (Optional) In Security Preferences, click Allow to unblock Pal Alto Networks.

    Click Allow
  7. Type pa.uwec.edu in the Portal Address field.


  8. Click Connect.
  9. Click Sign In after entering your University username and password. Your username will automatically be saved from this point forward.


    NOTE: Whenever you log off or shut down your Mac, you will have to relaunch GlobalProtect.
  10. To disconnect, click on the Global Protect icon in your menu bar and then click the Disconnect button.


  11. To reconnect, simply click on the Global Protect icon in your menu bar and log in with your University credentials.


Installing GlobalProtect on Mobile Devices

In order to use GlobalProtect, you need to install the respective apps.

Android

  1. Download GlobalProtect from the Play Store.
  2. Launch GlobalProtect.
  3. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and tap Connect.
  4. Login using your university username and password and tap Log In.
  5. Select your Duo Authentication method (Push, Call Me, Passcode) and respond to the appropriate Duo prompt

    Example: Duo Push Prompt
    Click "Tap To View Actions"
    Click "Approve"
  6. Tap OK at the Connection request screen (if it is shown).
    Tap ok at the connection
  7. Tap Connect.
    NOTE: To disconnect, tap Disconnect.

iPhone

  1. Download GlobalProtect from the App Store.
  2. Launch GlobalProtect.
  3. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and tap Connect.
    Type pa.uwec.edu
  4. Login using your university username and password.
    Login
  5. Tap OK at the Connection request screen.
  6. Tap Connect.
    NOTE: To disconnect from the VPN, tap Disconnect.

Troubleshooting

"An Error Occurred" during sign-in

  1. You receive the following error during the UWEC & Duo sign-in process

  2. Close out of the error message and go back to Global Protect down in the system tray. Click the "Hamburger" menu, then "settings"

  3. Once the settings window opens, click the "Sign Out" button and click "OK" on the confirmation prompt. This will completely clear the credentials for the currently signed in account.

  4. Re-open Global Protect from the System tray and click connect again. Go through the sign-in process one more time and the "An Error Occurred" message should not happen

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