Machine Authentication for Pulse Connect Secure Overview

Machine authentication uses machine credentials (machine name and password or machine certificate) to authenticate the endpoint. You can enable machine authentication for Pulse Connect Secure as part of a Pulse Secure Connection and distribute the connection to endpoints through the normal Pulse distribution methods. You enable Pulse machine authentication support on a Pulse connection, either Layer 2 or Layer 3.

The following describes the requirements for a machine authentication environment:

Note: If the Pulse connection is configured to use a list of Pulse servers, the preferred roles and realms you specify must be applicable to all of those servers.

Pulse supports the following machine authentication types:

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