The Secure Shell (SSH) Gateway is now available.
An SSH gateway is an encrypted proxy mechanism that is used for external network access, typically to internal Linux/Unix network resources. As an alternative to the university Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, the SSH protocol can establish targeted connections to specific services rather than a blanket tunnel to the university in general. We received feedback from our community that a scalable, robust service would be both helpful and preferable to individually managed local gateways, and in response, we have elected to provide a central SSH gateway option. This is intended to be immediately useful and is consistent with our long-term efforts to streamline and simplify security on the university network border. To use this service, connect to ssh.uconn.edu using your NetID or NetIDadmin account. Additional information and instructions on how to use the SSH Gateway are located at uits.uconn.edu/services/personalcomputing/secure-shell-gateway/.