VPN connection now required for Remote Desktop users
Posted by Lacinda A Riesland on 25 May 2012 10:04 AM
In order to remote desktop to your UAB computer, you need to first connect to the UAB VPN. See for more information regarding VPN software and configuration. When you are prompted to sign in with your blazerID & password, make sure to select "UABSecure Access" from the dropdown box.

After you have connected to the UAB VPN, you will then be able to remote desktop to your UAB computer.

This change requiring VPN connectivity was implemented March 16, 2012 by UAB IT for the entire campus because of a vulnerability in the desktop protocol. You can view the announcement here:

If you have any questions please call the help desk at 5-4357.

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