- Linux users should continue connecting via NetworkConnect to vpn.ucsf.edu until a Linux client is available for the Junos Pulse platform (est. Fall 2015)
- The existing VPN system will be decommissioned by Fall 2015.
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.
For Campus clients the new remote log in has changed to: remote.ucsf.edu. Other updates for the Campus include:
- User bookmarks and file settings are being carried over from the existing system.
- The NetworkConnect desktop client is being replaced with Junos Pulse (see below for installation instructions).
- The big news is that you can now logon using your Windows account.
Medical Center Clients
How to access VPN remotely
To access VPN remotely:
- Web Proxy - Click https://remote.ucsf.edu from any supported browser.
- Junos Pulse - download Junos Pulse to connect your computer directly to the UCSF network allowing you full access to servers and applications.
- Mobile Devices – download Junos 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.
The new Junos 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.
Need more help?
To get IT help, contact the Service Desk at 415-514-4100.