Installing GlobalProtect VPN Client (Linux)

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Last Updated: October 07, 2019

Follow these instructions to learn how to download and install the VPN client for Linux as well as how to disconnect.

Installing GlobalProtect VPN Client (Linux)

  1. Download the client from the DoIT website at

  2. Decompress the TGZ file to extract the installation package using the following command:   tar -xvf PanGPLinux-5.0.1-c10.tgz

  3. Install the application package that corresponds to the distribution of Linux that GlobalProtect is being installed on.

    • For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and other derivatives, use the “rpm” file: sudo rpm –ivh ./GlobalProtect_rpm-

    • For Debian, Ubuntu and other derivatives, use the “deb” file:  sudo apt-get install ./GlobalProtect_deb-

  4. View the help for the GlobalProtect app to confirm installation, and view the command line options:  globalprotect help



Connecting to the Campus VPN

  1.  To connect to the VPN, use the following command:  globalprotect connect --portal
  2. The client will prompt for your NetID login credentials, followed by a Duo two-factor login push to your default Duo device.

  3. To view the current status of the VPN client, use the following commands:

    • globalprotect show –status

    • globalprotect show –details


Disconnecting from the Campus VPN

To disconnect from the VPN, use the following command:  globalprotect disconnect

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