How to get Juniper Network Connect working with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

I’ve had issues getting Juniper’s Network Connect app to work on Snow Leopard. First up, it simply wouldn’t install at all, which was a bit of a problem.

Turns out you can download the dmg from the firewall through the url /dana-cached/nc/NetworkConnect.dmg – eg, if you’re connecting to example.com then the url will be https://example.com/dana-cached/nc/NetworkConnect.dmg (No, I’m not making that URL a hyperlink!)

Then, once it’s downloaded and installed you need to update the permissions on one directory and create another:

sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/[version number]/

sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network Connect.app/Contents/Frameworks’

This worked for me using version 6.4.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.2

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5 Responses to How to get Juniper Network Connect working with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  2. It worked for me on OSX 10.8.5. I didn’t try to VPN between the steps, I just did all of them and it worked.

    Actually I had a little problem with the mkdir – for some reason the quotes weren’t working on the space in the directory name. So I wound up with these steps:

    sudo -s
    chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/7(tab)
    cd /Applications/Net(tab)C(tab)
    mkdir Contents/Frameworks
    exit

    Which of course is the same thing, just on multiple lines, and certainly helps you to get past the space-in-the-directory-name issue.

    Thanks for the pointers!

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