Remote-access Guide

harvard seas remote access

by Edwina Hyatt Published 1 year ago Updated 1 year ago
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Do I need a VPN to use Seas network?

Most SEAS network are only available to machines directly connected to the SEAS wired and/or wireless networks. If you find that you need access to these resources from outside the SEAS network, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection is required.

What is Harvard SSL VPN service?

Harvard provides VPN software to establish a secure and encrypted remote connection to the campus networks at Harvard SSL VPN Service. Use your HarvardKey credentials along with the two factor authentication to download and install the software.

How does the Mobility network work at seas?

SEAS are now using a mobility network model whereby you will remain on the same network as you plug into different jacks around the SEAS campus. For technical details regarding the mobility network, please see the article, "Mobility Network" on the SEAS Computing wiki.

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What is the mobility network model for the Seas?

SEAS are now using a mobility network model whereby you will remain on the same network as you plug into different jacks around the SEAS campus. For technical details regarding the mobility network, please see the article, "Mobility Network" on the SEAS Computing wiki.

How to register a device before connecting to a jack?

If you would like to register your device before physically connecting to a jack, you can do so via https://getonline.harvard.edu. However, you will need to know your MAC address.

Is Harvard Secure Wireless Network secure?

Please register for the Harvard Secure wireless network: it is the faster and more secure of the available options.

Can you access the Seas network from off campus?

Access the SEAS networks from off-campus (VPN) Most SEAS network are only available to machines directly connected to the SEAS wired and/or wireless networks. If you find that you need access to these resources from outside the SEAS network, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection is required. Harvard provides VPN software to establish ...

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Getting help

Most commands have built-in documentation you can access with the --help option:

Checking out a remote repository

Use the svn checkout command to get a working copy of a Subversion repository:

Updating your working copy

Use svn update to update your working copy with changes from the repository:

Viewing history

The svn log command with no arguments will show you the commit messages for each revision in your repository:

Tagging and branching

Tags and branches are naming conventions. Use svn copy to create tags or branches. Tags and branches are space efficient because they are copy-on-write operations.

How to remotely access files on a computer?

To remotely access the files and applications on your office computer, network servers, or other network resources, you need to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection for secure access from a remote location. For files on your office computer, you will also need to set up remote desktop access.

How to contact HMS IT Service Desk?

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the HMS IT Service Desk online resources, contact us by phone at 617-432-2000, or by email at itservicedesk@hms.harvard.edu.

What is SMS in HMS?

Systems management software (SMS) – Install systems management software (SMS) to enable HMS IT to keep systems up-to-date with the latest security patches and virus definitions. After you install SMS, the threat-monitoring software CrowdStrike will automatically be installed.

Can you connect with colleagues on Zoom?

You can connect with your colleagues directly using our conferencing services Zoom or Webex. You can use whichever tool you are most comfortable with.

Can you forward calls to Harvard phone?

Answer calls and check your messages from anywhere. Harvard Phone. While you are out of the office, you can turn on call forwarding so that calls to your work phone will ring your cell phone, home phone, or any other alternate phone.

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Many American internet providers have pledged to " keep Americans connected ." See this list to find out if a provider in your area is included.

Can HMS staff request one time equipment?

HMS has updated its guidance regarding the submission and approval process for HMS campus access requests. HMS staff can now request one-time equipment and item retrieval, or access to an office or instructional space. The Campus Access Request knowledge article outlines the information that is required for submission.

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