3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2012 8:12 AM by etresoft
mohac Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Guys,


on a windows / linux machines you can run network connect via command prompt with parameters without seeing user interface. I believe it is possible on MAC as well because in app plist file it says it is scriptable but i couldn't manage how to. 


this via terminal open Network Connect

Network\ Connect.app/Contents/MacOS/Network\ Connect


however how can i pass parameters or which are the correct ones i couldn't figure out.


shoud be like this...

Network\ Connect.app/Contents/MacOS/Network\ Connect -url http://yourive.com -u <UserName> -p <Password>


any idea would be great.



Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • bawigga Level 1 (5 points)

    Hey there, did you ever figure out a solve for this?

  • mohac Level 1 (0 points)

    it seems not possible for now, here response from Juniper support.


    Hi Mohac


    Thanks for your patience.

    I tried to test this on Mac, unfortunately we can’t do it since it doesn't exist; there is no option to launch the program that way. it is not designed for it.

    I also discussed this with internal team and found that this is not available on Mac.


    It is only possible on Windows and Linux.


    Let me know if you have any further queries for me or we are good to close this case now.

    Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.





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  • etresoft Level 7 (27,813 points)

    What a great response! It is so comforting to know that a company making enterprise VPN solutions is so utterly clueless about OS X.


    Apple has been very successul in the past few years because it gave up on the enterprise and started making and marketing products directly to consumers. The rest, as we know, is history. But when you hear people complain about Apple trying to "abuse its power" towards other companies like Microsoft, Google, or Samsung, remember that Apple has no power there. People in enterprise IT have zero respect for Apple. That is the way it has always been and Apple's size, stock price, and market share isn't going to change that.


    OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) was released a few months ago. Juniper still ships a PPC and "nctun_tiger.kext" kernel extension. It is only a matter of time before it stops working. Juniper is laying people off and profits are down 80%.


    For now, we are stuck with Juniper and Java. I just bit the bullet, cloned, backed up, and applied the latest Java update. After downloading the new Oracle plug-in, rebooting, logging in to the VPN web site, re-authorizing all the UNKNOWN certificates, the VPN is working again. However, it does seem to be partially broken again. Network Connect does not seem to run stand alone. I must use the web site in Safari.