SecureRemote VDI

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB faculty, staff and researchers

Last Updated: March 17, 2020

Using SecureRemote VDI

1. If you are off campus, connect to UBVPN. Otherwise, skip to step 2.

2. Open a Web browser and go to https://ubvdi.buffalo.edu/portal/webclient/index.html

3. Enter your UBITName (without ad\) and password, then click Login.

  • If you log in using an exception account (e.g. prov), change the domain from AD to ITORG.

4. Once connected, single-click on DMS_SecRe... You will be connected to the desktop.

5. Click Start > All Programs > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. A window will open in the lower right corner.

6. If you:

  • Are connecting to administrative HUB:
    1. vpn.buffalo.edu should already appear as the connection address.
    2. Click Connect.
    3. Another window will open. Confirm from the Group drop-down menu:
      • 2Step-AdminVPN if you are on campus.
      • 2Step-AdminVPN-OffCampus if you are off campus
      • 2Step-AdminVPN-Instructor if you are an instructor
    4. Enter your UBITName (no ad\) and password, then click OK.
    5. In the Answer field:
      • Enter the device number (e.g., 1 through 4) or device alias (e.g., push1, etc.) that corresponds to the verification method you wish to use
        OR
      • Enter a passcode

    Note: Device aliases may appear if you have 4 or more devices enrolled in Duo. You can look up a list of your enrolled devices and their aliases by logging into the Duo Two Step Verification Manager and choosing VPN Device Aliases.

  • Are in Business:
    1. deptvpn.buffalo.edu should already appear as the connection address.
    2. Click Connect.
    3. Another window will open. Confirm Business is selected from the Group drop-down menu.
    4. Enter your UBITName (no ad\) in the Username field and UBIT password in the Password field, then click OK.
  • Are in Facilities:
    1. vpn.buffalo.edu should already appear as the connection address.
    2. Click Connect.
    3. Another window wiill open. Confirm that Facilities is selected from the Group drop-down menu.
    4. Enter your UBITName (no ad\) in the Username field and UBIT password in the Password field, then click OK.
  • Use the Provost Department VPN: 
    1. vpn.buffalo.edu should already appear as the connection address.
    2. Click Connect.
    3. Another window will open. Select provost from the Group drop-down menu.
    4. Enter your UBITName (no ad\) in the Username field and UBIT password in the Password field, then click OK.

7.  There should be an icon on your desktop to map the PGP drive. Double-click the icon. If you do not have this shortcut or it is not working on RemoteVDI, please submit a ticket to the UBIT Help Center Online.

Logging Off

Once you are done, log off:

1. Click Start

2. Click Log off.

3. You will see a message indicating your desktop has been disconnected. Click Close.

4. At the main Web page, click the button in the upper right corner of the window, then select Log off.

5. You will see a confirmation message that you want to log off. Click OK.

6. Close your Web browser.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.