UF Health VPN Installation Help

VPN Portal

In the web address field of your browser, navigate to vpn.ufhealth.org where you will see the VPN Portal login screen.


  • Ensure the Domain field is set to the proper domain for your user account.
    UFAD for GatorLink accounts
    Shands for Shands users
    UMC for Jacksonville users
  • Type in your username and password then click “Sign In”.
  • You may see a Setup Control Warning. Click “Always”

If this is your FIRST time connecting to VPN you may receive a request to restart the computer.
After rebooting, please re-visit vpn.ufhealth.org and then start with Step 1.

Once logged in you will see the VPN Portal where you are now connected the UF Health VPN and to the Shands and Health Science Center (HSC) networks that will allow you to access internal websites, portals and systems.

Junos Pulse VPN Client

You can also use a VPN client to connect to VPN but you will need to install it first.

  • Login the UF Health VPN Portal as described above. Then:
  • At the top of the VPN Portal page, find the utility toolbar and choose “Client Apps”
  • Choose the “Start” Button to the right of the Junos Pulse Client item
  • Click “Always” on the Setup Control Warning to install Junos Pulsejunos pulse setup control
  • Allow the application to install. The client should automatically open.
  • Click “Connect” next to the listed UF Health connection.
  • When prompted, choose the Domain/Realm that is associated with your user name and check “Save settings” and click “Connect”
    UFAD for GatorLink accounts
    Shands for Shands users
    UMC for Jacksonville user
  • Enter your User Name and Password then click “Connect“
  • Once connected, you will see the listed UF Health connection show as connected. Also, there will be an icon for Junos Pulse in your system tray.
  • You are now successfully connected to UF Health VPN using the Junos Pulse Client. This client will be available in your start menu or applications list.