Configure Juniper VPN Web Client Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits

So i am doing a project with Mercado Libre and they use Juniper VPN.

I love to code using Linux, it has a lot of advantages. At this moment I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits.

Mercado Libre sent me the instructions on how to connect with my login/password. So I followed them, but thanks to the awesome people of Juniper, they does not have support for Linux 64 bits. At least they have this guide.

That guide did not work for me. I had to struggle and read a lot over the internet, view system logs, etc. After one day I was able to connect, so this are the instructions i followed:

  1. sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
  2. sudo aptitude purge firefox
  3. sudo aptitude install firefox:i386 icedtea-7-plugin:i386 openjdk-7-jdk:i386
  4. Open Firefox, enter the login/password/token, then it will load the plugin and ask to allow and accept a lot of things, click all yes and that is it. You need to make sure Firefox have all the permissions to run the java applet.

That guide works if you are running the client directly from the computer, not from the browser. We just need to be sure that Firefox will load the Juniper VPN applet running on a 32 bits JVM.

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