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Connect from Home: Home

How to Connect from Home

1. Use PulseSecure from your JPL issued computer. Contact 4-HELP if you have question locating PulseSecure from your computer.

2. Choose the JPL Full Tunnel. This is how the publisher sites can recognize that you are a part of the JPL community and grant access. You can search and download full text. The only drawback is if you use the print function, the job is sent to a JPL printer on Lab associated with your computer. So the recommendation is to download papers to your computer first.

3. Click Connect button, and follow the instructions. Login with your JPL userid, PIN, and RSA token. For more information about connecting from off-Lab to JPL Network, please check OCIO Remote Access Service Page at

*For Mac users using IEEE Xplore: please read this post on SOE if you are having access issues.

Research Access Full Tunnel

Background:  The following is the procedure for JPL Foreign National researchers to access the JPL Library subscribed journals, databases, and eBooks when off-Lab.  Please do a one-time setup within Pulse Secure, then choose the “Research Network Full Tunnel” to access library subscribed content EACH time you need to use any of the databases or journals.

It is necessary to use the Research Network Full Tunnel to get connected to JPL network in order to access and download full text from publisher sites for subscribed content. Even if you are using NASA ADS,  Google Scholar or any other public search engines, the last step to get behind the paywall is the authentication with JPL, which is via the Research Network Full Tunnel.

One-time setup within Pulse Secure:

  1. Open the Pulse Secure client on your computer.
  2. Click the “+” on the green “connections” banner. [Ignore the blue JPL VPN Full Tunnel on this graphic]

  1. Type “Research Network Full Tunnel” in the Name field, and in the Server URL box, then click “Add

 Research Network Full Tunnel” is added as an option to your Pulse Secure client.


Accessing Library subscribed content

  1. Login to Research Network Full Tunnel via Pulse Secure with your RSA Token

  2. Go to the Library's BEACON web site at

JPL Library Contact Information

For additional information about any JPL Library resources and services please contact us:

  1. Slack #help-library
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: 818-354-4200
  4. Visit Building 111, Room 104 (the HUB) at JPL: 24/7 access with badge