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Remote access when working away from the University

Staff and students can access most of the University's systems and online resources using their UIS Password. VPN access is available for resources that normally require you to be connected directly to the University Data Network.

You can use your UIS Password to access most of the University's systems and online resources even while you're away from Cambridge. This includes your Cambridge email, Moodle, online journals, CamSIS and other online resources protected by Raven authentication.

Email

You can access your Cambridge email account using webmail or setting up an app on your mobile device or laptop.

Website How to access your emails

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The VPN you can use to access online resources while away from the University varies according to your institution.

Most users can use the general UIS VPN service to access resources that normally require you to be at the University and connected directly to the University Data Network (UDN) – for example, the University Finance System (UFS) and Departmental or College resources.

Follow the instructions for your operating system:

Windows

Mac OS X

Android

Windows

Mac

Android

 

Institution-specific VPNs

Some institutions have their own VPN that can only be accessed by their members. If you need to access your institution's VPN, you can follow the same instructions as for the UIS VPN above, but with a few key differences:

  • The hostname of the VPN server will be different.
  • If you need to install a server certificate (currently this applies only to the built-in client on Android), you'll need to install one specific to the institution.
  • Apple devices will require a different profile.

You'll find the appropriate hostnames as well as links to certificates and profiles in this list of institution VPNs.

UAS and other ACN users

Members of the Unified Administration Service (UAS) and other users on the Administrative Computing Network (ACN) can use their own VPN to connect to the University network from home or another location to access files and use business systems such as CHRIS.

Follow the instructions for your operating system:

Windows

Mac OS X

Windows

Mac

Important note: Your PC should be patched, up-to-date and also be running up-to-date anti-virus software.

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If you have any enquiries regarding UIS network services, or other University network topics, please send an email to:

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