The MedCtr/Cisco and Campus/ systems were decommissioned on September 1, 2015.
The new UCSF VPN solution is called Pulse and is available for both MedCtr and Campus.

Install and download the new Pulse VPN client.

Starting October 20, 2015, access to your UCSF email account from outside the UCSF network will require using the Junos Pulse VPN client. More information here.

VPN allows users outside of the UCSF network access to restricted resources (e.g., connecting to file shares, servers, desktops) on the UCSF network as if they are physically located on the UCSF campus.


Available to:

Faculty, staff, students and affiliates with an Active Directory account and/or SFID credentials. Affiliates may gain access through a departmental request.


How to access VPN remotely:
  • Pulse -  download Pulse to connect your computer directly to the UCSF network allowing you full access to servers and applications.
  • Mobile Devices – download PulseSecure from Google Play or the App Store to connect using Apple iPads, iPhones or Android devices. Enter as the connection url.
  • Web Proxy - Click from any supported browser.



The new Pulse VPN provides a fully encrypted connection between the client device (laptop, PDA, tablet, etc.) and the UCSF network providing access identical to systems connected with a cable in a UCSF facility.


Linux Users:

Linux users can download OpenConnect version 7.06 until an official Linux client is available for the Pulse platform (est. Dec 2015). 

PDF iconUnix Installation Instructions


Need more help?

To get IT help, contact the Service Desk at 415-514-4100.