The MedCtr/Cisco and Campus/vpn.ucsf.edu systems were decommissioned on September 1, 2015.
The new UCSF VPN solution is called Pulse and is available for both MedCtr and Campus.
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.
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 Pulse app from Google Play or the App Store to connect using Apple iPads, iPhones or Android devices. Enter https://remote.ucsf.edu/pulse as the connection url.
- Web Proxy - Click https://remote.ucsf.edu 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 can download OpenConnect version 7.06 until an official Linux client is available for the Pulse platform (est. Dec 2015).
Need more help?
To get IT help, contact the Service Desk at 415-514-4100.