Access From Off-Campus

For security reasons direct access to our systems via secure shell is restricted to machines on the University of Leeds network and partner sites such as N8 Universities for access to Polaris.

Should you wish to connect from a machine other than this you will need to first connect to a machine inside of campus which is visible from off campus (e.g. a departmental machine) and then connect to our systems from there.

A simple way to achieve this is via a Virtual Private Network client (VPN) connection. The VPN is supported by IT services so information on connecting to the University VPN from off campus is best found by searching the IT Services web site for “VPN” or contact IT help desk via, or on 0113 343 3333.

Using the VPN requires to to install some software onto the system you are working on and that may mean that you need admin rights. The remote-access system is a way around that although it is difficult to configure once it is configured it works well. Documentation is available through the University wiki .