Methods allowing authorized users to interact with university information systems and networks via methods or networks not controlled by the university (e.g. The Internet). Examples of remote access include Virtual Private Networks (VPN), remote desktop and terminal sessions.
Remote Access Policy
Approved Remote Access Methods
According to the UF Remote Access Policy, the UF Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for approving remote access methods for use at the University of Florida. The CIO has approved the following methods for remote access of internal resources:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will this affect how I access UF resources while on the UF campus?
- The only change is when accessing UF resources from outside the UF network.
- Will this affect how I access UF resources from UF locations other than main campus?
- Any UF facility that is part of the UF network will not be affected. Some remote locations do not have a direct connection to the UF network, and will need to use the VPN.
- How can I access my desktop computer using remote desktop from off-campus?
- Use the UF VPN first, before starting your remote desktop session.
- How can I access my linux system using ssh from off-campus?
- Use the UF VPN first, before starting your ssh session.
- Does this policy apply to my home network?
- This only applies to methods used to remotely access resources that are within the UF network. It does apply to, and does not require any changes to, home networks, routers or wifi. If you use a home computer to remotely access resources inside the UF network, you will need to install the VPN client to continue doing so.