How to connect to the Penn State VPN on a Mac in order to access resources from home.
If you need to install the VPN on a personal computer, you may download the latest version at https://softwarerequest.psu.edu.

  1. The GlobalProtect globe icon will appear in the top menu bar. Click on the icon to open the VPN client.
  2. If it asks for a portal address, type "secure-connect.psu.edu". Click on "Connect".
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    Screenshot of the GlobalProtect window and connect button.
  3. Wait for a 2FA window to open. Authenticate using your PSU username and password.
  4. You may also see a window for Microsoft Office 365 Authentication. If so, follow the prompts.
  5. Once you have successfully connected, the globe icon will gain a small shield.
  6. To disconnect, click on the globe icon and click "Disconnect".
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    Screenshot of the GlobalProtect window and disconnect button.
  7. If you recently connected to the VPN, you may not need to authenticate. If it has been a while, you will be asked to authenticate again.