Keyserver is a service which allows students to remotely access lab PCs on campus in order to access software which would otherwise be unavailable.

Log in using your Heriot-Watt username and password at

Please note that multifactor authentication is required both for login to the Keyserver site above, and on connection to a PC.
You must ensure that app based notifications are set up as your default MFA method.
Text message and one-time passcodes are not supported for this system.

Please see details on setting up the correct MFA method on your account.

Help with Keyserver

Guidance on how to use Keyserver can be found on the IS Training site (staff) and the Skills Hub guide (students). Please note you will need to log in with your Heriot-Watt username and password to access these sites. 

Please contact with any questions.

There is also guidance on how to use Keyserver to access Assistive Software. Please see the Assistive Technology pages for more information on what is available.