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f5 BigIP Edge VPN Client install options


The use of all Information Technology (IT) facilities at the University of South Australia, including the UniSA wired and wireless networks, is subject to the University's Acceptable use of Information Technology (IT) facilities policy

If you are using a blue plated computer ISTS recommends being on campus and installing through the Software Center. If you cannot attend campus you can use the method below, but you will need to contact the IT Help Desk if you do not have admin rights.

  1. Download Windows f5 BigIP Edge Client
  2. Open the BIGIPEdgeClient.exe from the location that you saved it in step 1.
  3. Click Install
  4. If you see the Windows Defender Smart Screen warning click More info and then Run anyway
  5. Program will show a progress bar
  6. Click Finish

For step-by-step instructions (including screenshots) see the install Windows f5 BigIP Edge Client page.

  1. Download macOS f5 BigIP Edge Client
  2. Click Save
  3. Unzip the folder from the location that you saved it in step 1.
  4. Click mac_edgesvpn.pkg from extracted files
  5. Click Continue
  6. Click Install
    If prompted enter login details for the device. If a UniSA Blue Plated Mac this will be your UniSA credentials and then click Install Software.
  7. Program will show a progress bar
  8. Click Close when install success is indicated
  9. This is a once off process and you can click Move to Trash if prompted/desire.

For step-by-step instructions (including screenshots) see the install macOS f5 BigIP Edge Client page.






Instructions for the access client are similar, the layout changes slightly;


Add New ->

  • Description: UniSA F5 VPN
  • Server:
  • Web Logon: true
  • Use Certificate: False
  • Connect on Demand: False


Note: IOS users will need notifications enabled for “F5 Access” if they want to use the settings menu to initiate the VPN connection.