The new version of the client will be available on November 18, 2022.
Any Pulse Secure Client for the Windows or OS X desktop below 9.1.15 is affected by this.
On November 18, 2022, when users login onto the VPN, they will be prompted to upgrade. This will be optional until February 17th, 2023. If a user chooses not to upgrade immediately, they can simply click ‘Cancel.’ Automatic upgrades are only supported for Windows and Mac Users.
Linux users who use the Pulse Client must download the installer package available from the link below and install it manually. Linux users who use Open Connect client software are currently not affected and doesn't need any changes at this time.
It can take up to a couple of minutes for the upgrade prompt to be displayed. If it doesn’t, try disconnecting and reconnecting again. If you still don’t see an upgrade prompt, please move forward with the manual install using an installer. See Q7 for instructions.
Testing with Windows OS reveals that the automatic upgrade does not require administrator rights. Mac OS users may experience different results depending on how permissions on their computers are set up. Your departmental IT support person should be able to assist in determining whether you have the permissions required.
Try manually upgrading the client using the installers. You can download the new installers from the links below:
Windows: Windows Download and Install
Mac OS: MacOS Download and Install
In some cases (especially for Windows), the installation finishes without a prompt. In this case you need to verify the client version to ensure the install is complete. You can do this by opening Pulse Secure Client. On Windows you can find the version under “Help → About”; on MacOS you can find this under “Pulse Secure → About Pulse Secure”. The version number will be displayed as “9.1.15”
We will be enforcing this strictly from February 17th, 2023 and anyone with client versions below 9.1R15 for Windows/Mac and for Linux will not be allowed to access VPN until the client is upgraded.
If you tried these options, but are still having issues, contact VT 4Help at (540) 231-4357 or open an incident ticket at 4help.vt.edu.