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NOTE: If you are not a CEMAS (Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis) user, please refer to the other Pulse Secure VPN articles in this Wiki that refer to COE-NET or "College of Engineering" in their titles.

The content of this page is meant to help transition from utilizing the legacy Cisco AnyConnect VPN → Pulse Secure VPN for accessing CEMAS resources remotely. Engineering Technology Services will make the new CEMAS Realm available on its Pulse Secure VPN Appliance starting on December 14th at 9AM. The legacy Cisco AnyConnect VPN services will be turned off on December 18th. If you experience problems setting up Pulse Secure VPN to access CEMAS resource during the week of the 14th, please contact Engineering Technology Services.

Engineering Technology Services, Contact Methods for Assistance

Phone: (614) 688-2828
Email: etshelp@osu.edu
Virtual Helpdesk: go.osu.edu/etsvirtualhelpdesk
Subscribe to Notifications (Twitter): https://twitter.com/OhioStateETS
View My Tickets & Requests: https://go.osu.edu/etsportal

Guides for Setting up Pulse Secure VPN Client for CEMAS Resource Access

Set Up and Connection Guide for Windows Clients

Set Up and Connection Guide for macOS Clients

Client Download Links

The College of Engineering offers a secure connection method to our network using the Pulse Secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) client.
This service requires you to have an active OSU ID and password, as well as your BuckeyeSecure 2-Factor-Authentication set up, please make sure you have them configured prior to connecting.

macOS Client (Download from SharePoint)


macOS Installation Guide


macOS 10.15 "Catalina" - VPN installation Warning Message Workaround

CEMAS Connection Specific Instructions

Windows 64-bit Client (Download from SharePoint)

In the unlikely event you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, use this download link:

Windows 32-bit Client (Download from SharePoint)


Windows Installation Guide

CEMAS Connection Specific Instructions

Ubuntu Installer (Download from SharePoint)

Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Installer (Download from SharePoint)

RHEL7 Installer (Download from SharePoint)


To install the new client after downloading the installer, run the following commands:

  • Ubuntu: "apt install ./ps-pulse-linux-64bit.deb" in the downloaded folder location.
  • Fedora/RHEL/CentOS: "yum install ./ps-pulse-linux-64bit.rpm" in the downloaded folder location.
  • RHEL7: "yum install ./ps-pulse-linux-rhel7.rpm" in the downloaded folder location.

Launch by searching for "pulse" in your GUI launcher environment.

Full updated guides for Linux are a work in progress.


 Outdated guides for older connection methods:
Android GuideiOS 12 Guide