SSLVPN Mac Instructions

Steps to Download Pulse Secure

  1. Download the Mac OS X installer. If you are using Mozilla Firefox then click on OS X installer and login to Passport York when prompted. Then click on OS X installer again while pressing the “Control” button on your keyboard, click on "Save link as" to download Pulse Secure to a location of your choice.
  2. Open the Package > click Continue, click Install> Click Close to complete the installation.
    Note: If you see a pop-up error message that states "PulseSecure.dmg can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer", then click ok. Click on System Preferences > Security and Privacy. Click on the lock to make changes if necessary. Make sure that under Allow apps downloaded from, Anywhere is selected. Repeat Step 2 and complete the installation.

Steps to Configure Pulse Secure on MacOS

  1. To start Pulse Secure select the Pulse Secure icon from the Applications folder.
    Pulse Secure Icon
  2. To create a new connection:
  3. Click the plus sign "+"
  4. Enter a name for the connection for e.g. My VPNYork.
  5. Enter the URL for your SSLVPN (e.g. https://vpngateway.yorku.ca/vpnyork) and enter it in the Server URL field and click ADD.  
  6. Click Add.

    SSLVPN URL

  7. 1. Click Connect to start your SSLVPN session

    SSLVPN Session

  8. Enter your PPY username and password.

    PPY Username and Password

  9. The Pulse Secure icon in the status bar indicates an active SSLVPN session.
    Active SSLVPN Connection