RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) allows for the secure, remote connection of one computer to another. Under certain emergency conditions*, when access to on-campus resources is unavailable, RDP permissions may be granted.
RDP approvals will be temporary and not guaranteed after emergency conditions have passed and can only be initiated from a university device. Personal devices cannot be used for this connection.
Requests will only be considered when:
- A critical business operation is restricted to a particular on-campus managed workstation. See Guideline for the Security of Endpoints.
- A specialized software/application is only available on a particular on-campus workstation
- A specific research task (data set operation) is only available on a particular on-campus workstation
RDP/VNC connections are only permitted from one university managed device to another university managed device. Personally owned devices should not be used for RDP/VNC connections to on-campus university workstations
To make an VNC connection to a Mac computer:
- Determine your IP Address - see this FAQ
- Run the Enable Remote Desktop tool in Self Service tool on your Mac
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- Download and install RealVNC Viewer
- Enter the IP address of our device and press Enter
- If given an insecure warning, click Continue
- Enter your credentials and click OK to log into your Mac
- Click Go from the Menu Bar and choose Connect to Server...
- Enter vnc://YOUR_IP_ADDRESS where YOUR_IP_ADDRESS is the address of the device you are trying to connect too, and click Connect
- Enter your devices username and password and click Sign In