Setting up the Champlain VPN

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The Champlain VPN uses an application called Pulse Secure Ivanti Secure Access. (the process to install is the same as listed below, with the exception of the program's new name)

This program is available only to Faculty and Staff on Champlain owned computers. Students may use the Champlain Viewportal if they have a need to access campus-only resources remotely.

Note - the steps below show Pulse instead of Ivanti. The process remains the same, except for the name of the program.

Downloading the VPN:

Download the new Ivanti Secure Access application located in the Attachments box on the right-hand side of this page. You may also download them here.

It should now be in your downloads folder. Above the Windows button, click the link for the download:

You will then be asked if you want to allow changes to be made on your computer, Click YES

You can now launch Pulse Secure from the Windows menu:

The first time you launch it, the Pulse Secure launcher will look like this because no connections will be configured and saved:

To configure a connection, press the +

You can now add the connection to the Champlain VPN. Below I have named mine Champlain. The Server URL is 

Click the Add button to add this connection. Once you click add it will look like this:

Connecting to the VPN

To connect, click the Connect button next to the new connection you have created. Doing this will open a login window for your Champlain account. Click Sign into Champlain using Google:

You will see the connection appear by the clock in the lower right corner of the screen:

You should now be connected to the VPN and have access to the Champlain network. 


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