Network Access Control (NAC) - Macintosh

Step-By-Step Policy Key Installation Guide for Macintoch OSX

  • Plug into a wired network port.
  • When you open your Browser and attempt to browse to any location the "Welcome to the Network" page will appear:
NAC Login Screen Capture

  • Please enter your DU ID and Password and click the Submit button.
  • If you have correctly entered your credentials this page will appear:

Welcome page after successful login

  • Be sure to read our "full Policy" (The University's Acceptable Use Policy) and the FAQ.
  • Once you have read these, click on the link that reads "Yes, I will install the Policy Key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet Use”. You may also choose to click "I Do Not Accept". If you decline you will NOT be granted network access.
  • If you do accept the terms, two things will happen, usually within seconds, and may even appear to happen simultaneously:
    1. A new web page will be displayed stating a download will begin momentarily.
    2. The download will start and the the "Welcome to the Impulse PolicyKey Installer" window will appear:
Policy Installer Welcome screen
  • If the installer appears, you may click here to skip the next step.
  • If the installer window does not appear please follow the directions on the web page to download and start the installer:
SafeConnect Installer download web page

Policy Key Install



Policy Installer Welcome screeen

  • The Impulse PolicyKey Installer will guide you through installation, click Continue.
  • You will now be asked to select a destination of the install.

    Select a destination screen

  • Select the location where you would like the policy key installed (generally the Hard Drive that is listed is the most appropriate destination) and click Continue.
  • The "Standard Install" screen will display the amount of disk space the software will use:

    Standard Install Screen
  • Click Install
  • You will be asked to sign in to your computer to allow the install to complete:

    Local computer login

  • Enter your computer's password and click Ok.
  • When the install is finished the "Installation completed succesfully" screen will appear.

    Installation Completed Sucessfully screen

  • Click Close
  • If the browser is displaying this page:

    SafeConnect Installer download web page
  • Close the browser.
  • Open a new browser and begin using the network!
  • If you do experience problems and can not resolve them please contact the Help Desk at 303-871-4700.