How do I set up GlobalProtect VPN (Linux)?

Set up authenticator first

  • Download global protect for linux from software download page here
  • Follow instructions in the video below to unpackage the download and install Global Protect
    • Please note some steps may take a while to complete
    • The file names will change from the name shown in this video depending on the latest version number e.g. PanGPLinux-6.0.0-c18.tgz and GlobalProtect_deb-

  • Make sure to choose the appropriate package for your version of Linux once you have unpackaged the tar file.
    • .deb files are used on Debian and Ubuntu
    • .rpm files are used on RedHat
  • Please note that the file version is likely to change, you will need to make sure the correct package is used after the tar is unpackaged.
  • For full, manual instructions, please see the Palo Alto documentation page

Please note: The GlobalProtect App collects data on your operating system. We collect this information to profile devices connecting to our network for security purposes. This includes checking that the operating system and installed software are up to date and anti-virus protection is enabled

Please see the GlobalProtect documentation for full details on what data the GlobalProtect App collects on each operating system:

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