The Heriot Watt Virtual Private Network (HWVPN) allows staff and students to access the University network and, where authorised, home directories and file shares when off campus. The VPN provides secure communications between your computer and the University network from home, a conference, business trip or other non-work location using the public internet, or from the University wireless network.

You do not need to use the VPN to access

When off campus you can use the VPN to access

  • the University network
  • Home directories
  • File shares (where authorised)

Staff only

  • iHR
  • CMS
  • your desktop PC (via remote desktop)
Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney campus: Staff

Managed Laptop

Windows devices

Apple/Android devices

Linux devices

Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney campus: Student
Malaysia campus: Staff

Managed Laptop

Windows devices

Apple/Android devices

 

Malaysia campus: Student

 

Contractors and External Users

Non Heriot-Watt users should use the following guide if they require to use the University VPN.

Edinburgh Campus: Contractors and External Users