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UVA Computing Services

Off-Grounds Access to UVA Email, Files, & Resources

Email & Calendar

UVA email and calendaring services can be accessed from anywhere. See Email Accounts: UVA Email Options for faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty and staff who use the UVA Centralized Exchange Service may access this service from off-Grounds using either Outlook software on a computer, or Outlook Web App (OWA) in any Web browser.

UVA Centralized Exchange Service: Email with Centralized Calendaring

Method Best Use Setup Requirements
Microsoft Outlook Software sending or receiving meeting requests; scheduling appointments; and reading and composing University email on your own computer configure your email program software a centralized UVA Exchange account, Microsoft Outlook installed on your computer, and computer administrative privileges
Email App on Smartphone or Mobile Device viewing your personal calendar; reading and composing University email on your mobile device configure your mobile device for Exchange a centralized UVA Exchange account and a mobile device configured for Exchange; see also Best Practices for Exchange on Mobile Devices
Outlook Web App (OWA) viewing or changing your personal calendar; and reading and composing University email using a Web browser (on a computer or on a mobile device) log into OWA a centralized UVA Exchange account and a Web browser (on a computer or on a mobile device)

UVA Gmail: Email without Centralized Calendaring

Method Best Use Setup Requirements

UVA Gmail
reading and composing University email using a Web browser log into your email account via the UVA Email Switchboard a UVA email account and a Web browser
Email App on Smartphone or Mobile Device reading and composing University email using your mobile device configure your mobile device for your UVA email account a UVA email account and a mobile device configured to read it

Email Software

reading and composing University email on your own computer configure your email program software a UVA email account and email software

Online File Storage

Your may want to store a backup copy of your important files online. UVA provides several options for doing so.

Method Best Use Setup Requirements
UVA Box 1 TB of secure online storage in the cloud for your UVA files, UVA Box is accessible from anywhere, using a Web browser and/or mobile device or smartphone log into UVA Box to activate your account a NetBadge login and a Web browser
Home Directory Software while connected to UVaAnywhere through the Cisco VPN saving up to 4GB of files on a secure network, accessible from anywhere install UVA VPN client software a Home Directory account and computer administrative privileges
Home Directory Web Interface saving up to 4GB of files on a secure network, accessible from anywhere, using a Web browser log into the Home Directory Web Interface a Home Directory account and a Web browser
UVaCollab’s “My Workspace” saving and sharing up to 4GB of files and other resources on a secure website accessible from anywhere, using a Web browser log into UVaCollab a NetBadge login and a Web browser
SharePoint saving and sharing up to 3GB of files on a secure website accessible from anywhere, using a Web browser and/or integrated Microsoft Office programs; gathering analytics and meta data on your files log into SharePoint Log into your SharePoint account with your UVA computing ID in the form eservices\userID (e.g., eservices\mst3k) and your Eservices password (see the SharePoint wiki for more info)

Secure Terminal & File Transfer Options

Use the Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), a software standard to support encrypted data transfer between two computers. It can be used to support secure logins, file transfers, or general purpose connects. Servers maintained by ITS require SSH-based connections in most cases.

Resources Restricted to UVA IP Addresses

Some resources are restricted to on-Grounds use only, or if off-Grounds, may be accessed by using one of the following methods.

Method Best Use Setup Requirements
Proxy Server visiting a restricted website (e.g., provided by the UVA library) from your own computer via a Web browser connect to the proxy server in your browser a NetBadge login and a Web browser
UVaAnywhere through Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network) accessing restricted resources (e.g., departmental servers, Home Directory, library journals, etc.) by providing an on-Grounds IP address for all applications on your computer, thereby protecting all network traffic between your machine and UVA install UVA VPN client software have a personal digital certificate (virtually everyone at UVA has this, as it’s required to access the cavalier wireless network) and computer administrative privileges
UVaAnywhere-Lite (Web VPN)

accessing restricted Web-based resources (e.g., online journals from the library) by providing an on-Grounds IP address for your computer’s Web browser only

 

connect to UVaAnywhere-Lite in your browser have a personal digital certificate (virtually everyone at UVA has this, as it’s required to access the cavalier wireless network) and computer administrative privileges and a Web browser

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