Connect Your Linux Computer to the UTC VPN

Special Notes

All UTC faculty, staff, and students have access to the VPN.  By default only UTC’s publicly available services and the Internet are accessible.  If you require access to privileged services, you must request an account elevation.

The GlobalProtect client for Linux currently only supports CentOS, Redhat, and Ubuntu.  Derivatives are not officially supported and you will receive error messages.  If  you use a different distribution, please contact the help desk to talk with our network group about it.

Directions (First time)

  1. Open your preferred web browser to: https://vpn.utc.edu
  2. Download the appropriate software version (Linux)
  3. Once the download has completed, untar the archive (hint: move the tgz file into a subfolder first)
  4. Use your package manager (i.e. yum, dpkg, etc) to install the appropriate package for your distribution
  5. After installation, open a terminal
  6. Enter globalprotect connect --portal vpn.utc.edu
  7. When prompted for username and password, enter your UTCID and password

Directions (Subsequent connections)

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Enter globalprotect connect
  3. When prompted for username and password, enter your UTCID and password

Directions (Disconnect)

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Enter globalprotect disconnect

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