A number of the IT services available to staff when they are working on campus are also available to be used from home and public wireless access points (use from Internet Cafes is not recommended).
Some services , such as Email Access, access to the University web servers can be just accessed from your browser by giving the necessary URL.
Library E-Resources are available using the EZProxy service - (/web/WWW/Services/Library/How_Do_I_.../Access_Electronic_Resources)
To avoid hacking attempts there is enhanced security on services such as access to Agresso and Core Portal. To access these services it is necessary to load an additional piece of software onto your computer called SSLVPN. This is not available for Student IDs. You can download this software by following instructions at these links:
For Windows - http://www3.ul.ie/secure/remotelogin.pdf
For MAC - www3.ul.ie/secure/macremotelogin.pdf
As the instructions indicate you launch the SSLVPN program and the first time you use the service you give the server address as fgcheckin.ul.ie:11443. You won't be required to give this again.
For those staff who like the full technical information only the following are ports are allowed - SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, Remote Desktop, FTP, IMAP/POP and VNC.
After accessing a UL service you should disconnect from the SSLVPN program by clicking the Disconnect button before accessing your normal internet sites (if you don't do this you may have problems accessing particular sites).
|Core Portal||SSLVPN and browser|
|UL Portal (Sharepoint)||browser|
|Library Database||EZ Proxy|
|Remote Access to your PC||SSLVPN and browser|
|Agresso*||SSLVPN and browser|
|ULRIS (research information system)||SSLVPN and browser|
|Log an IT call||SSLVPN and browser|
* Please note you may be prompted for your UL username and password, please input ul\firstname.lastname as your username.