Update (04 Nov 2015) – Juniper version 5.1 works in El Capitan (NUS Comcen link has the update). Recommend after installation to delete old VPN profile, restart, add new NUS VPN profile. 14 Nov 2015 – I installed version 5.1.revision6 build 61491 (5.1r6.0-b61491) to battle a problem with Keychain Access [link].
It’s the time of the year to use NUS’ Integrated Mark Management System (IMMS) to upload exam and assignment marks for each module. I need NUS VPN in order to access IMMS at home and I was prompted to upgrade Juniper’s Network Connect application and would seemingly end up in a loop with Java. All very frustrating.
Even after the application of not a few sudo commands, and visits to a few forums, it finally seemed clear that Network Connect is incompatible with OS X Yosemite. Aaargh!
Juniper Pulse was suggested instead and happily as I began searching, an email from NUS Comcen directed me to their e-guides page where the Juniper Pulse installer has been made available, along with a step by step e-guide if you need it.
Installation and establishing a connection was simple:
- Click the pkg icon to download the installer into your Downloads folder (or your browser’s default download folder).
- Open the disk image file on your Desktop and Finder sidebar and run “JunosPulse.pkg”.
- A few straightforward installation steps are required take before completion.
- Open Juniper Pulse in your Application folder, or from the new icon in your menu bar (go to Finder first if your menu bar is crowded).
- Add a new VPN profile with these parameters: use type: UAC or SSL‐VPN; provide your profile with a name and the server URL is https://webvpn.nus.edu.sg
- Connect and save settings on your mac.
- Provide your userid and password as prompted (you can also save this).
You should be a happy camper once more!