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GlobalProtect VPN Installation Guide

Get started with the Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN at Oberlin by following these quick and straightforward setup steps, ensuring your secure connection to our network from anywhere.

  1. Go to and sign in with your ObieID and password. Then, click the ‘GlobalProtect Agent’ link and download the installer for your operating system (Most Windows users should choose the 64 bit installer).
    Okta login screen with a sign-in button.Screenshot showing in installer link in the top-right corner of the page.List of installers to choose from: Windows 32bit, Windows 64 bit, and Mac 32/64bit.
  2. Run the installer and follow the prompts. After the installation, open the GlobalProtect application and enter in the ‘Portal’ field. Click ‘Connect.’
    GlobalProtect setup screenshowing the portal field with the text in it.
  3. Log in using your ObieID credentials, and enjoy the secure VPN tunnel. To disconnect, click ‘Disconnect’ in the GlobalProtect application.
    GlobalProtect screen showing a disconnect button.