Use the GlobalProtect App for Linux

Using the command-line interface (CLI) of the GlobalProtect™ app for Linux, you can perform tasks that are common to the GlobalProtect app. The following examples display the output in command-line mode. To run the same command in prompt-mode, enter it without the globalprotect prefix (for more information, see Download and Install the GlobalProtect App for Linux).
  • Connect to a GlobalProtect portal:
    Use the globalprotect connect --portal <gp-portal> command where <gp-portal> is the IP address or FQDN of your GlobalProtect portal.
    For example:
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect connect --portal myportal.example.com
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Disconnected
    myportal.example.com - portal:local:Enter login credentials
    username:user1
    Password:
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...
    Connecting...
    Connected
    
    When you use certificate-based authentication, the first time you connect without a root CA certificate, the GlobalProtect app and GlobalProtect portal exchange certificates. The GlobalProtect app displays a certificate error, which you must acknowledge before you authenticate. When you next connect, you will not be prompted with the certificate error message.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect connect --portal myportal.example.com
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Disconnected
    There is a problem with the security certificate, so the identity of 10.3.188.61 cannot be verified. Please contact the Help Desk for your organization to have the issue rectified.
    Warning: The communication with 10.3.188.61 may have been compromised. We recommend that you do not continue with this connection.
    Error details:Do you want to continue(y/n)?y
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Disconnected
    10.3.188.61 - portal:local:Enter login credentials
    username:user1
    Password:
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...
    Connecting...
    Connected 
    You can also specify a username in the command using the --username <username> option. The GlobalProtect app prompts you to authenticate and, if you specified the username option, confirm your username.
  • Import a certificate.
    When you want to pre-deploy a client certificate to an endpoint for certificate-based authentication, you can copy the certificate to the endpoint and import it for use by the GlobalProtect app. Use the globalprotect import-certificate --location <location> command to import the certificate on the endpoint. When prompted you must supply the certificate password.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect import-certificate --location /home/mydir/Downloads/cert_client_cert.p12 
    Please input passcode:
    Import certificate is successful. 
    
  • Connect to a gateway:
    1. (Optional) Display the manual gateways to which you can connect using the globalprotect show --manual-gateway command.
    2. Connect to a gateway using the globalprotect connect --gateway <gp-gateway> command where <gp-gateway> is the IP address or FQDN of the GlobalProtect gateway.
    3. View details about your connection using the globalprotect show --details command.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --manual-gateway
    Name                Address                                            
    ------------------------------
    gw1                 192.168.1.180
    gw2                 192.168.1.181
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect connect --gateway 192.168.1.180
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...
    Connecting...
    Connected
    
  • Verify the status of and view details about your connection:
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --status
    GlobalProtect status: Connected
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --details           
    Assigned IP address: 192.168.1.132                                      
    Gateway IP address: 192.168.1.180
    Protocol: IPSec
    Uptime(sec): 231
  • Rediscover the network:
    Use the globalprotect rediscover-network command to disconnect and reconnect from GlobalProtect.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect rediscover-network
    Disconnecting...                                                       
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...
    Connecting...
    Connecting...
    Connected                                                              
    GlobalProtect status: Connected
    
  • Clear the credentials for the current user:
    Use the globalprotect remove-user command to clear the credentials used to authenticate with the portal and gateways. After you confirm that the GlobalProtect app should clear your credentials, the GlobalProtect app disconnects the tunnel and then requires you to enter your credentials the next time you connect.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect remove-user
    Credential will be cleared and current tunnel will be terminated. 
    Do you want to continue(y/n)?y
    Clear is done successfully.                                            
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect connect --portal 192.168.1.179
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Disconnected
    192.168.1.179 - portal:local:Enter login credentials
    username:user1
    Password:
    Retrieving configuration...                                            
    Discovering network...
    Connecting...
    Connected
  • Resubmit host information to the gateway.
    Use the globalprotect show --host-state command the current host information about your endpoint and the globalprotect resubmit-hip command to resubmit information about the endpoint to the gateway. This is useful in cases where HIP-based security policy prevents users from accessing resources because it allows the user to fix the compliance issue on the endpoint and then resubmit the HIP.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --host-state             
    generate-time: 09/28/2017 11:24:07                                     
    categories
        host-info
            client-version: 4.1.0
            os: Linux Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
            os-vendor: Linux
            domain: 
            host-name: linuxhost
            host-id: 4C4C4544-0034-4D10-804C-************
    
            network-interface
                enp0s31f6
                    description: enp0s31f6
                    mac-address: D4:81:D7:D4:5A:A5
                wlp2s0
                    description: wlp2s0
                    mac-address: 14:AB:C5:DE:D1:0E
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect resubmit-hip      
    Resubmit is successful.
  • View any GlobalProtect notifications.
    Use the globalprotect show --notification command to view notifications.
  • View the Welcome page.
    Use the globalprotect show --welcome-page command. The GlobalProtect app displays the Welcome page in a browser if a Welcome page exists or displays a notification if the Welcome page does not exist.
  • View errors.
    Use the globalprotect show --error command to view errors reported by the app.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --error
    Error: Cannot connect to GlobalProtect Portal 
  • Collect logs.
    The app stores the PanGPA and PanGPI log files in the /home/<user>/.Globalprotect directory. Use the globalprotect collect-logs command to enable the GlobalProtect app for Linux to package these logs and other useful information. You can then use the logs to troubleshoot issues or forward them to a Support engineer for expert analysis.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect collect-log
    Start collecting...
    collecting network info...
    collecting machine info...
    copying files... 
    generating final result file...
    The support file is saved to /home/user/.GlobalProtect/Collect.tgz
  • Display the version of the GlobalProtect app for Linux.
    user@linuxhost:~$ globalprotect show --version
    GlobalProtect: 4.1.0-23
    Copyright(c) 2009-2017 Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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