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The CSBS Department Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure, private tunnel between your location off-campus and the campus network. The VPN virtually places your computer on the campus network and allows access to campus resources such as network storage, software license renewals, as well as access to other college resources.

The VPN service will require your uNID account to have 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) enabled. You can enable this and add/remove your Duo Mobile devices from the Duo Mobile Management Portal.

CSBS Departmental VPN service:


  • Approved CSBS Department VPN access (via helpdesk case)
  • Duo-Mobile app (free from your mobile device's app store)
  • Paloalto Networks GlobalProtect installed


  1. Request membership to the CSBS Department VPN role.
  2. Download and install the Paloalto GlobalProtect client.
  3. Upon finishing installation, Globalprotect is ready to connect.
  4. When prompted, enter "" as the Portal Address. It will remember this.
  5. Click "Connect" and a new browser window will open for your unid credentials
    Global Protect Installed University of Utah Central Authentication
  6. Sign in
  7. When prompted, enter the 6-digit code from your Duo Mobile app or click to push a notification to the registered Duo Mobile device.
  8. After authentication, GlobalProtect connects to the campus network.
    GlobalProtect connecting... GlobalProtect connected
  9. To disconnect, simply find the icon listed in your bottom task bar GlobalProtect System Tray(Windows), or the top command bar GlobalProtect Command Bar (macOS).
  10. Click "Disconnect" from the application.
Last Updated: 5/14/24