Download and Install the GlobalProtect App for Linux

GlobalProtect offers you two different methods to install the GlobalProtect app on your Linux device: a GUI-based installation version and a CLI version. If you use a supported Linux operating system that supports a graphical interface, you can install the GUI version of the GlobalProtect; otherwise, download and install the CLI version of the GlobalProtect app.

Download and Install the GUI Version of GlobalProtect for Linux

If your Linux device supports a graphical user interface, complete these steps to install the GUI version of GlobalProtect for Linux.
  1. Download the GlobalProtect app for Linux.
    1. Log in to the Customer Support Portal. After you enter your username and password credentials, you are authenticated and you are logged in to the support site.
    2. Select
      Updates
      Software Updates
      .
    3. Filter by GlobalProtect Agent for Linux, and download the associated TGZ file.
    4. Extract the files from the package.
      user@linuxhost:~$
      tar -xvf ~/pkgs/PanGPLinux-5.1.0.tgz
      ./ ./GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-62.deb ./GlobalProtect_deb_arm-5.1.0.0-62.deb ./GlobalProtect_rpm-5.1.0.0-62.rpm ./GlobalProtect_rpm_arm-5.1.0.0-62.rpm ./GlobalProtect_tar-5.1.0.0-62.tgz ./GlobalProtect_tar_arm-5.1.0.0-62.tgz
      ./GlobalProtect_UI_deb-5.1.0.0-62.deb ./GlobalProtect_UI_rpm-5.1.0.0-62.rpm
      ./GlobalProtect_UI_tar-5.1.0.0-62.tgz ./manifest ./relinfo
      You will see multiple installation packages for supported operating system versions—DEB for Debian and Ubuntu and RPM for CentOS and Red Hat. The package for the GUI version is denoted by a GlobalProtect_UI prefix.
  2. (
    Optional
    ) To import a certificate, complete the following steps.
    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.
  3. Install the GUI version of the GlobalProtect app for Linux.
    Install the app using root privileges and use an installation method that will automatically add any missing packages that are required by the GlobalProtect app.
    For Debian and Ubuntu, use the
    sudo apt-get install
    <gp-app-pkg>
    command.
    For CentOS and Red Hat, use the
    sudo yum install
    <gp-app-pkg>
    command.
  4. After installation completes, the GlobalProtect app automatically launches. Specify your portal address and enter your credentials when prompted to begin the connection process.

Download and Install the CLI Version of GlobalProtect for Linux

If your Linux device does not support a GUI, install the GlobalProtect app for Linux by completing these steps. The GlobalProtect app for Linux supports the DEB, RPM, and TAR installation packages.
  1. Download the GlobalProtect app for Linux.
    1. Obtain the app package from your IT administrator and then copy the TGZ file to the Linux endpoint.
      For example, if you downloaded the package to a Mac endpoint, you can open a terminal and then copy the file:
      macUser@mac:~$
      scp ~/Downloads/PanGPLinux-5.1.0.tgz linuxUser@linuxHost:
      <DestinationFolder>
      where
      <DestinationFolder>
      is a location such as
      ~/pkgs/
      where you want to store the TGZ file.
    2. From the Linux endpoint, unzip the package.
      user@linuxhost:~$
      tar -xvf ~/pkgs/PanGPLinux-5.1.0.tgz
      After you unzip the package, you will see installation packages—DEB for Ubuntu and RPM for CentOS and Red Hat—and the scripts to install and uninstall the packages.
  2. Install the app package.
    There are two app packages available for GlobalProtect:
    • CLI version (for example GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-19.deb)—Use either the
      sudo dpkg -i
      <gp-app-pkg>
      or
      sudo apt-get install
      <gp-app-pkg>
    • UI version (for example GlobalProtect_UI_deb-5.1.0.0-19.deb)—Install using the
      sudo apt-get install
      <gp-app-pkg>
      command.
    where
    <gp-app-pkg>
    is the path of either the CLI or UI distribution package for your Linux version.
    user@linuxhost:~$
    sudo dpkg -i GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-19.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package GlobalProtect. (Reading database ... 67776 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-19.deb ... Start installing gp... Unpacking GlobalProtect (5.1.0-19) ... Setting up GlobalProtect (5.1.0-19) ... Enable gp service... Starting gp service... Create symlink for gp cli...
    user@linuxhost:~$
    sudo apt-get install GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-23.deb
    [sudo] password for gpqa: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'globalprotect' instead of '/home/gpqa/Downloads/GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-24.deb' The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-5.10.0-28 linux-headers-5.10.0-28-generic linux-image-5.10.0-28-generic linux-image-extra-5.10.0-28-generic Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following NEW packages will be installed: globalprotect 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 73 not upgraded. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 /home/gpqa/Downloads/GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-24.deb globalprotect all 5.1.0-24 [1,334 kB] E: read, still have 59 to read but none left E: Error reading archive member header E: Prior errors apply to /home/gpqa/Downloads/GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-24.deb debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory Selecting previously unselected package globalprotect. (Reading database ... 247210 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../GlobalProtect_deb-5.1.0.0-24.deb ... Start installing gp... Unpacking globalprotect (5.1.0-24) ... Setting up globalprotect (5.1.0-24) ... Enable gp service... Starting gp service... Create symlink for gp cli...
    The GlobalProtect app for Linux installs to the
    /opt/paloaltonetworks/globalprotect
    directory. After GlobalProtect first runs, the app also creates a GlobalProtect user folder
    $HOME/.globalprotect
    to save user registry configuration and other CLI related settings.
  3. (
    Optional
    ) Change CLI modes.
    You can run commands in either command-line or prompt mode. Command-line mode requires you to specify the full GlobalProtect command. Prompt mode requires you to specify only the command (without the app name) and displays more detailed output than command-line mode.
    1. To switch to prompt mode, enter
      globalprotect
      without any arguments.
      user@linuxhost:~$
      globalprotect
      >>
    2. To exit prompt mode, enter
      quit
      .
      >>
      quit
      user@linuxhost:~$
  4. View the help for GlobalProtect app for Linux.
    Prompt mode:
    >>
    help
    Usage: only the following commands are supported: collect-log -- collect log information connect -- connect to server disconnect -- disconnect disable -- disable connection import-certificate -- import client certificate file quit -- quit from prompt mode rediscover-network -- network rediscovery remove-user -- clear credential resubmit-hip -- resubmit hip information set-log -- set debug level show -- show information
    Command-line mode:
    user@linuxhost:~$
    globalprotect help
    Usage: only the following commands are supported: collect-log -- collect log information connect -- connect to server disconnect -- disconnect disable -- disable connection import-certificate -- import client certificate file quit -- quit from prompt mode rediscover-network -- network rediscovery remove-user -- clear credential resubmit-hip -- resubmit hip information set-log -- set debug level show -- show information

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