Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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.

If you are a new member of staff who has not previously setup Multi Factor Authentication then follow the Set up MFA instructions.

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

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