Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection creates an encrypted link or tunnel between your personal computer and the secure FoMD network. There are multiple uses for this, including accessing local web services (such as MyFoMD) from overseas or establishing a secure link with which you can access your desktop computer using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH).

Getting Started

To start with, you'll need to contact the MedIT Service Desk to have your account enabled for VPN access. If you're wanting remote access to your desktop computer, this is best done from your desk where you have access to that computer.

Once you've had your account enabled, you'll need to install some software which interfaces with your computer's networking components to ensure network traffic passes over the VPN while you are connected to it.

For help with installing the VPN software and configuring the RDP client on your computer, please reference the following guides: