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Many resources and services are [[Resources_Available_from_Off-campus|available from off campus]].
 
Many resources and services are [[Resources_Available_from_Off-campus|available from off campus]].
  
 
There are several different methods for accessing these resources; look through the options below and choose the one that is right for you.
 
There are several different methods for accessing these resources; look through the options below and choose the one that is right for you.
  
== VPN  ==
 
  
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way to simulate being on campus, with full access to most campus resources, except library online subscription resources. (For these, use the library website links and EZproxy method). Most computers can use the instructions below:
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== VPN ==
*[[VPN Setup Instructions]]
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*[[Resources Requiring VPN For Off Campus Access|When do I need to use VPN?]]
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VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way to simulate being on campus, with full access to most campus resources, [[Off-campus_Access#Off-campus_Access_via_EZproxy|with the exception of library subscription e-resources. (For these, use the library website links and EZproxy method)]]. Most computers can use the instructions below:
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*'''IMPORTANT:'''<span style="color:red">&nbsp; '''After April 17, 2019, VPN access must be requested;'''</span> please request access by creating a [https://support.gmhec.org/TDClient/47/middlebury/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=51 Helpdesk Ticket].
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*[[VPN_Setup_Instructions|VPN Setup Instructions]]  
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*[[Resources_Requiring_VPN_For_Off_Campus_Access|When do I need to use VPN?]]  
  
== Off-campus Access via EZproxy  ==
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Many of the library databases and other electronic resources to which we subscribe limit access to users who sign in from ('''non-VPN''') Middlebury-based computers. EZproxy allows '''College users*''' (i.e., '''current''' Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty only) to connect to Web-based resources as if they were on campus. To access a particular resource&nbsp;from off campus (e.g., one of the subscription indexes and databases at [http://go.middlebury.edu/databases http://go.middlebury.edu/databases]), simply click on its link from somewhere on the Midd Website. You will then encounter the login screen as in the example screen below .
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== Access Library Databases and Journals via EZproxy ==
  
[https://ezproxy.middlebury.edu/login '''''EZproxy login screen''''']<br>
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Many of the library databases and other electronic resources to which we subscribe limit access to users who sign in from ('''non-VPN''') Middlebury-based computers. EZproxy allows '''College users*''' (i.e., '''current''' Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty only) to connect to Web-based resources as if they were on campus. To access a particular resource&nbsp;from off campus (e.g., one of the subscription indexes and databases at [http://go.middlebury.edu/databases http://go.middlebury.edu/databases]), simply click on its link from somewhere on the Midd Library website. You will then encounter the login screen as in the example screen below .
  
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[https://ezproxy.middlebury.edu/login '''''EZproxy login screen''''']
  
[[Image:Ezproxylogin.jpg]]
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[[File:EZproxy login.png|375px|EZP|link=http://go.middlebury.edu/ezproxy]]
  
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This service is called EZproxy. It is all you need. Once logged in, you will have access to all our electronic resources. You will not need to log in again unless you close your Web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).<br>
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This service is called EZproxy. It is all you need. Once logged in, you will have access to all our subscription electronic resources. You will not need to log in again unless you close your Web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).
  
 
'''Indexes and Databases'''
 
'''Indexes and Databases'''
  
*[http://go.middlebury.edu/indexes by Title]
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*[http://go.middlebury.edu/indexes by Title]  
*[http://go.middlebury.edu/subjectguides by Subject]
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*[http://go.middlebury.edu/subjectguides by Subject]  
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If you have any questions or problems, please email the Research Desk [mailto:refdesk@middlebury.edu refdesk@middlebury.edu].
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&nbsp; '''*'''(For remote access to subscription resources, a "College user" is a current Middlebury student, faculty, or staff member as defined by Banner.&nbsp; This is strictly controlled by license agreements with database vendors.&nbsp; Such agreements are standard across higher education institutions.)<br/> &nbsp;
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== Access Cloud Storage on OneDrive or Google Drive ==
  
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<br/> Files stored in [http://go.middlebury.edu/cloudoverview Middlebury's cloud accounts] are readily accessible using a web browser on any networked device without need of VPN:
  
If you have any questions or problems, please email the Reference Desk [mailto:refdesk@middlebury.edu refdesk@middlebury.edu].
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*To use OneDrive files, visit [http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrive http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrive].
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*To use Google Drive files, visit [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive].  
  
&nbsp; '''*'''(For remote access to subscription resources, a "College user" is a current Middlebury student, faculty, or staff member as defined by Banner.&nbsp; This is strictly controlled by license agreements with database vendors.&nbsp; Such agreements are standard across higher education institutions.)
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<br/> For additional details about cloud storage, see [http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrivehelp http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrivehelp] or [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrivehelp http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrivehelp].
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== Access File Servers using WebDav ==
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This powerful connection method allows both PC and Mac users to work with Middfiles from off campus without requiring cumbersome up/downloading of documents. File drag and drop is supported as well as the ability to save directly to the server, without need of a VPN connection, whether on or off campus. However, it is slower than using a VPN connection, so frequent travelers should use VPN instead.
 
  
:[[WebDav|WebDav Instructions for Windows and Mac]]
 
  
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== Access File Servers using a Web Browser (NetStorage) ==
 
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Access your server files using just a web browser -- no need for a VPN connection.  This method requires you to download files before editing them.  When you have finished editing you need to upload the revised file. '''NOTE:''' Netstorage is rather cumbersome and easily overloaded, so other methods of accessing Middfiles are preferred when available.
 
  
:[[NetStorage|Instructions for Netstorage Use]]
 
  
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== Access File Servers using a Web Browser (Nasuni Web Access) ==
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== Remote Desktop Access  ==
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'''Note: This is only available for PCs with Microsoft Windows XP or higher.'''
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This service allows you to access files on Middfiles and Miisfiles <u>without </u>the need for VPN.&nbsp; You can easily view, download, and upload files.&nbsp; Visit [http://go.middlebury.edu/webaccess http://go.middlebury.edu/webaccess].
  
Remote Desktop Access is used to gain access to your computer on campus, and should be used only when your office computer is in a secure location.
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These instructions show you how to access and use a computer that's on-campus, while you are physically off the college campus. For general information on remote desktop connections, see [[Remote Desktop Connection]].
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== Remote Desktop Access ==
  
#Record the name of the computer, since you'll be using this to connect to it. The name can be obtained by right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Properties", then clicking on the "Computer Name" tab.
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Remote Desktop Access is used primarily by staff and faculty to gain access to a computer on campus, and should be used only when the computer is in a secure location.
#Ask the Helpdesk to add you to the list of users on that computer that's allowed to access it remotely. You can do this by calling x2200 or an email.
 
#Ensure the computer that remains on campus is turned on and is connected to the college's wired network. If the computer is off or not connected to the network at the time when you try to connect to it, you'll just see an error message.
 
#From an off-campus location, establish a VPN connection
 
#Open Microsoft's "Remote Desktop" program (Start =&gt; Programs =&gt; Accessories =&gt; Remote Desktop Connection
 
#In the window that appears, enter the name of the computer that's on campus
 
#Login with your own credentials. (If there's anyone else logged in, you will be prompted to "log this person off" which kicks them off the computer.)
 
  
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These instructions show you how to access and use a computer that's on-campus, while you are physically off the college campus. For general information on remote desktop connections, see [[Remote_Desktop_Connection|Remote Desktop Connection]].
  
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#Record the name of the computer, since you'll be using this to connect to it. The name can be obtained by right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Properties", then clicking on the "Computer Name" tab.
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#Ask the Helpdesk to add you to the list of users on that computer that's allowed to access it remotely. You can do this by calling x2200 or an email.
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#Ensure the computer that remains on campus is turned on and is connected to the college's wired network. If the computer is off or not connected to the network at the time when you try to connect to it, you'll just see an error message.
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#From an off-campus location, establish a VPN connection
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#Open Microsoft's "Remote Desktop" program (Start => Programs => Accessories => Remote Desktop Connection
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#In the window that appears, enter the name of the computer that's on campus
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#Login with your own credentials. (If there's anyone else logged in, you will be prompted to "log this person off" which kicks them off the computer.)
  
== See also ==
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== See also ==
  
*[[VPN Setup Instructions]]
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*[[VPN_Setup_Instructions|VPN Setup Instructions]]  
*[[Troubleshooting VPN]]
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*[[Troubleshooting_VPN|Troubleshooting VPN]]  
*[[Resources Available from Off-campus]]
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*[[Resources_Available_from_Off-campus|Resources Available from Off-campus]]  
  
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
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[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Public Search]] [[Category:Remote Access]] [[Category:EZproxy]] [[Category:WebDav]] [[Category:VPN]] [[Category:Off-Campus Access]]
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[[Category:Remote Access]]
 
[[Category:EZproxy]]
 
[[Category:WebDav]]
 
[[Category:VPN]]
 
[[Category:Off-Campus Access]]
 

Revision as of 16:58, 19 November 2021

Many resources and services are available from off campus.

There are several different methods for accessing these resources; look through the options below and choose the one that is right for you.


VPN

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way to simulate being on campus, with full access to most campus resources, with the exception of library subscription e-resources. (For these, use the library website links and EZproxy method). Most computers can use the instructions below:

 

Access Library Databases and Journals via EZproxy

Many of the library databases and other electronic resources to which we subscribe limit access to users who sign in from (non-VPN) Middlebury-based computers. EZproxy allows College users* (i.e., current Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and emeritus faculty only) to connect to Web-based resources as if they were on campus. To access a particular resource from off campus (e.g., one of the subscription indexes and databases at http://go.middlebury.edu/databases), simply click on its link from somewhere on the Midd Library website. You will then encounter the login screen as in the example screen below .

EZproxy login screen

EZP

 

This service is called EZproxy. It is all you need. Once logged in, you will have access to all our subscription electronic resources. You will not need to log in again unless you close your Web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).

Indexes and Databases

 

If you have any questions or problems, please email the Research Desk refdesk@middlebury.edu.

  *(For remote access to subscription resources, a "College user" is a current Middlebury student, faculty, or staff member as defined by Banner.  This is strictly controlled by license agreements with database vendors.  Such agreements are standard across higher education institutions.)
 

Access Cloud Storage on OneDrive or Google Drive


Files stored in Middlebury's cloud accounts are readily accessible using a web browser on any networked device without need of VPN:


For additional details about cloud storage, see http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrivehelp or http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrivehelp.

 



Access File Servers using a Web Browser (Nasuni Web Access)

 

This service allows you to access files on Middfiles and Miisfiles without the need for VPN.  You can easily view, download, and upload files.  Visit http://go.middlebury.edu/webaccess.

 

Remote Desktop Access

Remote Desktop Access is used primarily by staff and faculty to gain access to a computer on campus, and should be used only when the computer is in a secure location.

These instructions show you how to access and use a computer that's on-campus, while you are physically off the college campus. For general information on remote desktop connections, see Remote Desktop Connection.

  1. Record the name of the computer, since you'll be using this to connect to it. The name can be obtained by right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Properties", then clicking on the "Computer Name" tab.
  2. Ask the Helpdesk to add you to the list of users on that computer that's allowed to access it remotely. You can do this by calling x2200 or an email.
  3. Ensure the computer that remains on campus is turned on and is connected to the college's wired network. If the computer is off or not connected to the network at the time when you try to connect to it, you'll just see an error message.
  4. From an off-campus location, establish a VPN connection
  5. Open Microsoft's "Remote Desktop" program (Start => Programs => Accessories => Remote Desktop Connection
  6. In the window that appears, enter the name of the computer that's on campus
  7. Login with your own credentials. (If there's anyone else logged in, you will be prompted to "log this person off" which kicks them off the computer.)

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