For Juniper Network Connect on Linux Make Sure You Have Xterm

Juniper’s Network Connect SSL-VPN client is a bit quirky on linux.  I’ve had to set this up a few times so I know my way around them but if you don’t it helps to know a few things:

  • You need Oracle’s version of Java.  For Ubuntu, I installed it using info from this
  • You need xterm.  Why? because when you try to start NC, it want to prompt you for your sudo password and it uses xterm to do so.  If your system doesn’t have it, it just falls to pieces without much of an explanation.  Install it using: “sudo apt-get xterm”