OSX Mountain Lion (and now Mavericks) & Juniper VPN

– Just an update to this blog post, with Mavericks, the VPN does not launch in the latest edition of Safari.  I have using the GA version Mozilla to successfully connect using Network Connect Java app.

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Just upgraded my MBA to the latest release and found that I was unable to sign into a Juniper VPN session.  I usually use Chrome to connect as it automatically launches Network Connect.  However, with Mountain Lion Chrome said it was missing a plug in.  When you choose install plugin, the Java site says Apple distribute their own version.  Apple then say all software updates are now in the App Store.

Simple way to get the latest Java is to open the VPN link in Safari and it will say plugin missing.  Just click on the missing plugin and it will do a software update and install the latest version (not via the App Store).

 

 

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  • Ping

    Thanks! I faced exactly the same problem on Safari in Mavericks. The Network Connect Java app launched successfully on Firefox.

    Chrome is still a 32-bit app on Mac but the latest version of Java is 64-bit only, that’s why Java can no longer run in Chrome.

  • Ken Botwinick

    Use “Allow Always” as documented here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/4/#safari. Then it seems to work fine.

  • Ken Botwinick

    Maybe I spoke too soon. It’s not connecting for me, but at least it installed Network Connect…

  • Ken Botwinick

    Use “Allow Always” as documented here: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/4/#safari. Then it seems to work fine.

  • P120D1GY

    Try using Junos Pulse for Mac. That solved the issue for me on Mavericks.