GlobalProtect VPN prelogon 2FA/MFA

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GlobalProtect VPN prelogon 2FA/MFA

Hello everyone,


I have a question for which I can't find any documentation to solve it.

Our security manager wants to increase security at the VPN prelogon.

Since version 9.0 PANOS, its possible to make a VPN prelogon with 2FA or SAML authentication. 

->  GlobalProtect Prelogon PANOS 9.0 


Is it possible that the 2FA/SAML authentication phase will take place before the VPN prelogon tunnel is formed?


In the documentation it is stated that this 2FA/SAML authentication phase takes place after the formation of the VPN tunnel (which is secured with a machine certificate for tunnel access).


Can we do this 2FA/SAML authentication phase before the formation of the prelogon VPN tunnel since in the configuration of the globalProtect its possible to secure the portal or gateway with a SAML server?


Have a great day,



Re: GlobalProtect VPN prelogon 2FA/MFA

At the beginning of the documentation that you shared it says: "The GlobalProtect app for Windows and Mac endpoints now supports pre-logon followed by two-factor authentication for user login."  For my understanding, the pre-logon continues to be the same with the machine certificate, but for the user to login you can use the 2FA.


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