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robg3381
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Pulse Client Default Browser

Hi there Pulse Community!  We're working on integrating Pulse Secure Client with SAML 2.0 and Okta.  We have it mostly working, but I had a question on the browser that the client uses.  On most of our systems, we default their browser to Chrome, but they also have Legacy Edge (Soon to be Chromium Edge), & IE loaded on their system. When the Pulse Client attempt to do the SAML assertion, it pulls up Internet Explorer every single time.  It doesn't appear to be a configurable setting.

 

What I'm trying to find out is

  1. With Microsoft planning to move away from Internet Explorer, does anyone know if Pulse Client is planning to move away from defaulting to Internet Explorer?
  2. Does anyone know of an existing way to use a different browser (e.g. Chrome or Edge)?

Thanks everyone!

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r@yElr3y
Moderator

Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

@robg3381 Pulse Client does have Embedded browser feature to take care of that.

 

https://docs.pulsesecure.net/WebHelp/PDC/9.0R1/Content/PDC_AdminGuide_9.0R1/User_Experience.htm

https://docs.pulsesecure.net/WebHelp/PDC/9.0R1/Content/PDC_AdminGuide_9.0R1/Pulse_Secure_Connection_...

 

If you have the latest Pulse client version (9.1Rx) and server version running 9.0Rx, then you should be seeing SAML embedded browser being used for SAML auths without any extra configuration.

 

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nezzybilly
New Contributor

Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

My institution uses DUO two factor authentication which supports touch ID on macbook only in the chrome browser. It wont let me use touch ID when I try to use PCS. Is there any workaround so that PSC can open authentication in a chrome browser and allow touch ID?

nezzybilly
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Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

 
zanyterp
Moderator

Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

not at this time
i would recommend contacting your account team and asking for the product team to investigate this as an option
lahoyo
New Member

Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

Hi  robg3381

 Were you able to solve your issue with OKTA SAML authentication with Pusle? We are currently testing this in my company and it seems that the default embedded browser is stil IE11. Yubikey are not supported by IE11 hence we currently cannot do Okta MFA with our Yubikey on Pulse secure.

zanyterp
Moderator

Re: Pulse Client Default Browser

if you are using the embedded browser, it should not be loading IE. or are you referring to it being an IE stub?
can you test 9.1R11 of the Pulse client?