Options for Accessing University Computing Resources Remotely

Important note: beginning Friday, June 26th, Chrome Remote Desktop will no longer be supported.   If you are using this application, please move to Microsoft Remote Desktop or NoMachine.  After June 26th, Chrome Remote Desktop will be blocked on USD devices.  

Terms to consider:

VIA VPN - Virtual Private Network Application to Run when accessing on-campus resources (non Google shares, computers and servers) from a remote location

Duo - USD's 2-factor authentication system.  All VPN sessions require you to use Duo with your mobile phone or landline

Microsoft Remote Desktop - App created by Microsoft for connecting to Windows computers.  This app requires VIA VPN to run before connecting to your on-campus device.

NoMachine - A simple application for connecting to an on-campus Mac computer.  This app requires VIA VPN to run before connecting to your on-campus device.

Follow the graphical guide below that best fits your needs.

NOTE: If your resources are already located in Google Apps then you are cloud ready. You may not need to access campus resources unless you need access to resources such as Banner and Noetix.

I want to connect to a computer on campus

Pre-Requisites: Before connecting to any on-campus computer, you must start an Aruba VIA VPN session.  This requires you to authenticate with Duo 2-Factor Authentication.

Connect to a Windows Computer
  Connect to a Mac Computer      

I have a USD Laptop only

Pre-Requisites: Before connecting to some on-campus resources like Network Drives and specialty applications, you must start an Aruba VIA VPN session.  This requires you to authenticate with Duo 2-Factor Authentication.