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Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

Just a quick one for people that don't use the terminal, if you open a finder window and go to Macintosh HD/Library/LaunchAgents/ you can drag the "net.pulsesecure.pulsetray.plist" file out of the folder  and move it somewhere else for safekeeping or delete it so it doesn't run on startup. 

 

Sorry if this seems obvious, but it's for the less tech amongst us!

cbrauckmiller
Frequent Contributor

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

You can do the same with Pulse.  PCS supports the IKEv2 protocol and we've had customers use that solution on Windows with success.  The only downside is that there is no host check option when using the native vpn clients.

 

Just food for thought.

 

Also, it may be good to understand what the real issue is here.  Is it that you don't want the client to load and show the splash screen (which is configurable) or is the Pulse Client causing some issue like an inability to connect to a network resource or the internet.

 

Thanks

 

Craig Brauckmiller

Pulse Secure

jmcnair
New Contributor

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

The real issue here for me is that I am using Pulse Secure on my home computer (Mac). I sometimes need the VPN to connect to the university system. My wife also uses this computer and has no access and no need for VPN, yet it starts up every time she logs in. 

 

I'll try the suggested fix, but it's really a kludgy solution for something that should be a simple per-user setting in a preference file.

jmcnair
New Contributor

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

The real issue here is that I have PulseSecure on my personal computer for connecting to the university. My wife also has an account on this computer, but no ability and no reason to run a VPN, yet has to put up with PulseSecure starting up every time she logs into the machine.

 

It is ridiculous that there is no setting to turn the auto-start off on a per-user basis.

zanyterp
Moderator

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

that is an interesting use case that i do not think was something considered; thank you for bringing this to our attention
zanyterp
Moderator

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac

that is an interesting use case that i do not think was something considered; thank you for bringing this to our attention
dfulwiler
New Member

Re: Pulse Secure Stopping from opening at startup Mac


Also, it may be good to understand what the real issue is here.  Is it that you don't want the client to load and show the splash screen (which is configurable) or is the Pulse Client causing some issue like an inability to connect to a network resource or the internet.

 

Thanks

 

Craig Brauckmiller

Pulse Secure


 

Where is it configurable to not show the splash screen.

And yes, there should be an option to not run on startup.  There is no reason for a good majority of people.

The first comment at work was how annoying that spash screen is.  We don't need an advertisement every time someone logs in.

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