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VPN - Install and Connect Mobile Device

How to install and connect to GlobalProtect VPN from a non-campus mobile device

GlobalProtect can be installed to provide VPN access to protected campus services while away from campus. Follow this procedure to install and connect the GlobalProtect agent software.


Install the GlobalProtect app once on each device you wish to access from. 
  1. Open your mobile device App Store or Play Store
  2. Search for "GlobalProtect" by Palo Alto Networks. The icon looks like the following:
    iOS icon

  3. Install the GlobalProtect app. You may need to grant permissions depending on your device settings.
  4. Exit back to the device home screen.

After installation is complete and you can proceed to connect.


    Once installed, connect the VPN to establish a secure connection to campus.

    1. Locate and touch the GlobalProtect icon on your device home screen
    2. When prompted for a portal address, enter and touch Connect
    3. Enter your NetID username and password
    4. Once a connection is established, you can return to the device's home screen and use Internet applications with VPN access.
    5. When your session is complete, re-launch the GlobalProtect app and choose Disconnect

    If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

    Keywords:vpn globalprotect palo alto paloalto anyconnect cisco   Doc ID:88717
    Owner:Dan P.Group:UW Oshkosh
    Created:2018-12-27 13:36 CDTUpdated:2022-12-27 08:28 CDT
    Sites:UW Oshkosh
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