ZPA ZApp for Linux required

Today many potential customers have a DevOps department that often use Linux computers. Unlike competitors that offer Liunx clients, Zscaler does not offer Zscaler APP (ZAPP) for Linux. This has in the past led our customers not to choose the ZPA solution. It can’t be that difficult to offer a Linux ZAPP client. When will it be offered?


Hi @Sonia_Franken - welcome to Community!

Zscaler does in fact have an Enhancement Request for a Linux client. While I can’t offer any specific timeline, this is something we do hear from customers and are looking to implement.

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Browser Access is an option for some scenarios.

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Any update on when this might happen? As a Linux admin I prefer a linux desktop but an stuck using windows until this is released.

Moving to the Z App Category, @dcreedy FYI

Hi all,

This is something we are starting to plan for now. I can’t provide details on release dates, but I can offer early access when it is available if you would like to participate in that.

I would like to confirm a few things as well so we can ensure this is covered for your deployment.
What distributions do you use? e.g. Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Suse
What is the minimum version of the distribution that you support internally? (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
What Desktop Environments do you use? e.g. KDE / Gnome, etc.

If you’d rather not disclose this on the forum you can also message me directly on here.






Redhat 7.6/8.x
Fedora 22 and up
CentOS 7.6/8.x

Gnome Desktop environment.

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LinuxMint 18.1 (Ubuntu 16.04)
LinuxMint 19.2 (Ubuntu 18.04)

Desktop Environment:


Ubuntu 18.04

Desktop Environment: Gnome 3

To everyone in this thread who can’t wait for ZScaler to finish adding Linux support I’ve written a complete guide on how to leverage Windows 10 connection sharing and redirect your linux traffic through ZScaler and get access to privately protected ZScaler IPs / resources / websites.

It’s not ideal because it requires two computers but I’ve been using it for the past 6 months or so and it’s good enough if you absolutely refuse to use windows or macos like me. Here’s the guide: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/520726/how-to-utilize-windows-10-connection-sharing-to-access-zscaler-protected-website/520727#520727


Thanks for writing up this guide, I love the approach! Hopefully soon you won’t need to through this effort and I’m sorry we put you through this :slight_smile:

Hi Dave,

Would love to hear more when there is something tangible to test. I would also love support Fedora / RHEL 7X, 8X / Debian / Ubuntu (so all their derivatives can benefit). This should definitely at a minimum support both Gnome 3 and KDE. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS seems like a sane LTS to begin supporting the Ubuntu variants from in my opinion. Also would be interesting what package formats you are entertaining support for appimage / flatpak / snaps / deb / rpms.




Stock Ubuntu 18.04 LTS here please.

Snap or deb via std or bespoke repo would be fine.


any updates on the app for linux ?

+1 for Linux support - my company just switched over to Zscaler from another VPN solution that had a Linux client, and I’m currently limping along on the last of the old VPN client waiting for this. if there’s a beta available I’m happy to participate!!

I’d love to see a linux client, happy to be part of a test group as soon as you have some builds ready.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Please add me to the early access when it is ready.

It will be important to have a linux client, most of the architect team use linux.

My distribution is Manjaro / ArchLinux

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Greetings, same here, we need a linux client (Debian or Ubuntu).

starting from 18.04LTS or Buster shall be be ok.

Same here.

LinuxMint 18.1 (Ubuntu 16.04)
LinuxMint 19.2 (Ubuntu 18.04)

2020: no linux client… This sounds really crazy!

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