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 for details on setting up the correct MFA method on your account.

The videos below will guide you on how to access and use Keyserver (Linux guide is being updated).

  • Keyserver for Windows
  • Keyserver for MacOS
  • Keyserver for Chromebook
  • Keyserver for Assistive Software

Keyserver for Windows users

Keyserver for Mac users

Keyserver for Linux users

Instructions coming soon. Please contact for help. 

Keyserver for Chromebook users

Keyserver for Assistive Software

This is a short video to show how you can access the three pieces of assistive software on our networks through Keyserver.