This page contains outdated information. See updated information in our new Knowledge Base: GlobalProtect: Setting Up and Connecting Your Carleton VPN
VPN stands for "Virtual Private Network" which, in Carleton's context, allows you to access secured network resources from off-campus, and provides secure, encrypted network access. The ability of VPNs to provide a more secure network communication on public networks means they can be good solutions for those who need to get work done from an airport or coffee shop with an open WiFi connection. Please note that not everyone will need a VPN to do their work remotely; not all services require it. For example, while Colleague, SSRS, Advance, and the data warehouse all require VPN, you can get to OnBase securely using OnBase Web, without a VPN.
Carleton's VPN is provided by Palo Alto Networks, a vendor with whom we work on various aspects of our network security.
Installing GlobalProtect for macOS and Windows
Download and Run the Installer
Enter the Portal Address
MacOS Security Configuration
To uninstall GlobalProtect, download the latest installer and select Uninstall GlobalProtect. In some cases it may be necessary to remove the previous install completely before installing a new version.
Connecting and Disconnecting
Connecting to VPN with GlobalProtect
Disconnecting from VPN
GlobalProtect for iOS and Android
Visit the App Store on your mobile device and install GlobalProtect.
The first time you launch GlobalProtect, it will ask for a portal address. It is gateway.carleton.edu
If prompted to Add VPN Configurations, click Allow.
Use your Carleton username and password to sign in.
GlobalProtect for Chrome OS
Download and install GlobalProtect for Chrome OS from the Chrome Web Store:
Once the application is installed, you will need to put Carleton’s portal, gateway.carleton.edu, in the portal field & click “Add Connection”
To then connect to the VPN, you will need to go to Settings > Network > VPN > GlobalProtect.
You will be prompted for your credentials the first time. Afterward, your credentials will be cached unless you sign out.
GlobalProtect for Linux
This tgz file contains the packages for various Linux distributions: