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Verify compatibility

At this time, only official flavors of Ubuntu (listed via https://ubuntu.com/download/flavours) are officially supported out of the box.  To verify, please make sure of the following:

  • You have a file /etc/lsb-release available on your system

Within that file, there is a line DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION that contains "Ubuntu" in it.  For example:  DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 19.04"

Debian & Non-Official Ubuntu Derivative Users

If you're running a derivative of Debian/Ubuntu and either do not have an /etc/lsb-release file, or the contents of that file do not contain "Ubuntu" in the DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION section, you may receive a certificate error.  While not officially supported, the GlobalProtect client can be made to work by creating/modifying /etc/lsb-release with DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu"

Installing GlobalProtect on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

  1. The official Linux client is distributed differently than the Windows/Mac clients. 
    You can access the latest client by following this link (authentication required): GlobalProtect Linux

  2. Download the latest .tgz file to a location on your Ubuntu machine (as of this writing, PanGPLinux-5.0.3-c10.tgz)

  3. Launch a Terminal application and navigate to the directory in which you saved the .tgz file.

  4. Run the following command to extract the file:

    tar xvf PanGPLinux-5.1.2-c26.tgz
  5. Run the following command to install the client, entering your workstation's user password if prompted:

    sudo dpkg -i GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.2.0-26.deb

Connecting to GlobalProtect on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

  1. Run the following command to connect to GlobalProtect:

    globalprotect connect --portal uavpn.albany.edu
  2. Enter your UAlbany NetID and password when prompted.

Disconnecting to GlobalProtect on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

  1. Run the following command to connect to GlobalProtect:

    globalprotect disconnect

Example Screenshot


These instructions have been tested on Xubuntu 19.04