VPN for Android and Chromebooks


GlobalProtect installation and connection guide for Android based systems.



How do I install and set up UM-Dearborn’s GlobalProtect VPN client? When do I need to use a VPN?


The University of Michigan - Dearborn’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure, encrypted connection between your device and the U-M network in order to enable access to university resources from untrusted networks.
The service enables users to:

  • extend the university’s private, secure, and managed network to their personal devices when using off campus networks.
  • send and receive university or personal data through a dedicated and encrypted connection across shared or public networks.
  • access applications or data which require an on-campus connection (e.g. academic resources, on campus computer and storage services, etc.).

The UM-Dearborn VPN client is Palo Alto’s GlobalProtect. Users that are connecting through the VPN will be required to authenticate via Duo Two-Factor authentication.

Installation and Connection - Android and Chromebooks

Note: If you are using a Chromebook, please make sure it is running ChromeOS 52 or later as well as enabling Google Play Store. More information can be found at the Palo Alto Support article for Chromebooks

  1. Go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paloaltonetworks.globalprotect&hl=en_US&gl=US in order to open the Google Play Store page for the GlobalProtect app.
  2. Tap Get to install the app. When prompted, review and Accept the information for which GlobalProtect needs access.
  3. After the app is installed, tap Open. GlobalProtect will open and you will be prompted for a portal address. For UM-Dearborn, it is “umvpn.umd.umich.edu”.

  1. After adding the VPN configuration, log into the portal using your U-M Uniqname and UMICH password.

  2. After enter your uniqname and password you will be DUO 2FA prompted.


  1. When the Connection request message appears, tap OK to allow GlobalProtect to set up a VPN connection on your device.

  1. At the bottom of the app, tap the gateway drop-down and select the “umvpn.umd.umich.edu” portal in order to connect.
  2. Once successfully connected, the GlobalProtect app will update its status.

  1. In order to disconnect, tap the shield icon.

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