What is Remote Access?

"Remote access" means accessing Sandia's internal websites and resources from offsite from anywhere in the US or connecting to the SRN from another Sandia unclassified network.

IMPORTANT! International VPN connections are NEVER allowed. Always submit an International Travel and Hand Carry request prior to traveling with any Sandia equipment or CryptoCard. Only Sandia LOFT laptops may be carried abroad. 

Remote access for your device type

Personally owned computer

IMPORTANT! Never use Smart Authentication with a personally owned computer.

Check SRN email

Open Webmail and sign in with your CryptoCard.

Join a Skype meeting

Open Webmail and sign in with your CryptoCard. Click the Calendar tab to find your meeting. Click Join and open the meeting in the Skype Web App.

Open internal websites

Click the link to open the site and sign in with your CryptoCard:

Launch a DaaS session with your CryptoCard and Kerberos

Install and configure (Windows, Mac) the VMWare Horizon client (Windows, Mac, Linux). CryptoCard to the Sandia Virtualized Services site if you need instructions.

Sandia-owned computer

Check SRN email

Open Webmail and sign in with your CryptoCard.

Join a Skype meeting

Use the Webmail method described for personally owned computers or launch a VPN session and join the meeting from your Outlook Calendar.

Open internal websites (no VPN session needed)

Click the link to open the site and sign in with your CryptoCard:

Gain full SRN access via a VPN session

Open the Pulse Secure client on your computer and connect using your HSPD-12 badge or CryptoCard. For instructions, see Sandia's VPN site. If needed, install the Pulse Secure app for New Mexico or California.

Launch a DaaS session with your CryptoCard and Kerberos

Install and configure (Windows, Mac) the VMWare Horizon client (Windows, Mac, Linux). CryptoCard to the Sandia Virtualized Services site if you need instructions.

Sandia-owned iPhone/iPad

Check SRN email

Open the Mail app, already installed and configured for Sandia email.

Join a Skype meeting

Install and configure the Skype for Business app on your mobile device. Open the Skype for Business app and join your meeting (audio only or audio and video).

Open internal websites

From your mobile browser, click the link to open the site and sign in with Mobile Credential or CryptoCard:

Access documents stored in OneDrive for Business

Open MySite/OneDrive for Business and sign in with your Mobile Credential or CryptoCard.

Connect to DaaS (iPad recommended)

Install and configure the VMWare Horizon client on your iOS device. With the Horizon client connect to your DaaS virtual desktop with your CryptoCard and Kerberos.