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How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

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supachailllpay
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How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

I'm using Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) and ps-pulse-linux-9.1r10.

 

I have successfully installed the package via .deb file using:

 

dpkg -i ps-pulse-linux-9.1r10.0-b5655-64-bit-installer.deb

 

and I can see the service it running:

 

systemctl | grep running

pulsesecure.service          loaded active running   pulsesecure service Daemon

 

Then I try to run it by following this guide in section Launch the Command Line Client but I couldn't find PulseClient.sh file and there is no /usr/local/pulse directory.

 

I can only find the pulse secure package in /opt/pulsesecure which have 3 more subdirectories, bin, lib, and resource and here is list of files in bin:

 

cefBrowser

cefSubProcess

certificate_installer.sh

jamCommand

LogsAndDiagnostics.sh

pulselauncher

pulsesecure

pulseUI

setup_cef.sh

startup.sh

 

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. So my question is How do I run pulse secure via command line?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

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r@yElr3y
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Re: How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

@supachailllpay It's the pulselauncher program. --help will provide the possible options. You can pass the signin URL argument with -U switch (-U <VPN hostname/string>) and it'll prompt to type all the required details for CLI connection.

 

Referencehttps://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Secure_Article/KB23158/?kA1j0000000FjG0 (KB is about Windows)

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r@yElr3y
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Re: How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

@supachailllpay It's the pulselauncher program. --help will provide the possible options. You can pass the signin URL argument with -U switch (-U <VPN hostname/string>) and it'll prompt to type all the required details for CLI connection.

 

Referencehttps://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Secure_Article/KB23158/?kA1j0000000FjG0 (KB is about Windows)

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supachailllpay
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Re: How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

Thank you for your answer. I think your answer is correct. But it doesn't work in my case.

 

I have tried running the command and found that it asked about the Realm but all I have is Server URL, Username and Password. In addition the server also requires an OTP to connect.

 

These screenshots are from macOS:

 

https://i.imgur.com/IdNpPqI.png 

https://i.imgur.com/5fGSBsA.png 

 

I tried to find out more about Pulse Secure and OTP but couldn't find much. Now I'm not sure if this is the original Pulse Secure application or a modified version. And is it still possible to run it through the "pulselauncher" command?

 

Thank you in advance.

zanyterp
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Re: How to run pulse secure client via command line on linux

if you are needing an OTP, no, pulselauncher will not be viable