Installing and Using the GlobalProtect VPN Agent for BYOD Windows and MacOS Devices


In order to use certain MSOE resources, a connection to the network is required. Normally, this would require being on-campus, but access to these resources is possible off-campus by the use of our VPN, GlobalProtect.


The client is available from https://vpn.msoe.edu/.  You may be prompted for your SSO credentials.  There will be links to download the installer GlobalProtect agent for Microsoft Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems, as well as a version for Apple Macintosh computers.  Most users will want the link for 64-bit Microsoft Windows computers.

Upon downloading the new client installer, run the installer and select the default install options. The installer may ask you if you're sure that you want to allow it to make changes to your computer.  If it does, please answer "Yes".

Once the new client is installed, click the GlobalProtect icon in the System Tray to get started.

A window will open asking for your portal address. Please type in vpn.msoe.edu, and then click on Connect.

GlobalProtect will then open a browser with the Single Sign-On Page.  Authenticate to that and the VPN session will be established.

Updated 10/19/2021, 4/6/2023