Off campus access to drives and software (VDI, VPN, Direct Access)
**Guidance on understanding broadband limitations during COVID-19.**
About remote access
The Remote Access services provides staff and students with secure, authenticated access to personal and shared network filespace and to web-based resources from outwith the university network.
Install the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to your computer and gain access to your H:Drive and to web-based resources off campus or over the University's wireless network.
Note: If your account is MFA enabled you will be prompted for additional authentication on sign in.
Use the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to access electronic resources and powerful applications such as MatLab, Petrel and Wolfram, on a personal device (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android).
Note: This is not supported on Legacy Edge. If your account is MFA enabled you will be prompted for additional authentication on sign in.
Direct Access (Staff Only)
Direct Access seamlessly connects your University owned and managed Windows laptop to the University network whenever you are off campus and have an internet connection.
Last updated on 09 August 2021
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