GlobalProtect Connect Before Logon

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The following guide contains information on how to activate and use the GlobalProtect Connect before Logon feature. More information about installing GlobalProtect can be found at

Install GlobalProtect and Activate Connect Before Logon

  1. Navigate to, login and download the GlobalProtect Client by clicking GlobalProtect Agent at the top right.
  2. On the new page, select Download Windows ## bit GlobalProtect agent.
  3. Allow the installer to run. You may have to provide admin credentials for the installer to finish.
  4. Once the installer has finished, open the Command Prompt by going to the windows start menu (press the ⊞ button) and typing cmd.
  5. Once the Command Prompt windows opens enter the following commands:
    A screenshot of the commands listed next..
    • C:\Users\USER>cd "\Program files"
    • C:\Program Files>cd "Palo Alto Networks"
    • C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks>cd GlobalProtect
    • C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect
  6. Once you have navigated to the GlobalProtect Directory, enter the following command:
    A screenshot of the command the following command.
    • C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect> PanGPS.exe  -registerplap
  7. After you have entered this command, there will be no feedback. Command Prompt will simply start a new line.

Use Connect Before Login

  1. The GlobalProtect Connect Before Logon feature is now enabled.
    • This icon that should now be present on the login screen.
      Double Computer icon.
  2. Click the icon and enter as the portal.
  3. Login with your credentials on the UMD Authentication Screen.
    • Once you have logged in you are connected to the VPN.