UVA Computing Services
Off-Grounds Access to UVA Email, Files, & Resources
- Email & Calendar
- Online File Storage
- Secure Terminal & File Transfer Options
- Resources Restricted to UVa IP Addresses
Email & Calendar
UVA email and calendaring services can be accessed from anywhere. See Email Accounts: UVA Email Options for faculty, staff, and students.
UVA Centralized Exchange Service: Email with Centralized Calendaring
|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
|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|
|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.
|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.
|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|