Remote Access & Wireless Services
NPS CloudLab is the best method to access a wide variety of popular applications and web services via Windows virtual desktop. NPS CloudLab only requires a web browser and an internet connection.
Using NPS CloudLab you will be able to access various internal websites/applications including, but not limited to, NPS Intranet, Matlab, Python, SharePoint, Student Muster, and Student Opinion Forms (SOFs).
To use NPS CloudLab:
- Visit https://cloudlab.nps.edu
- Select CloudLab HTML Access for online virtual desktop OR
- Select Install CloudLab Client to download VMware client (Windows or Mac) or mobile application (iOS, Android) OR
- Non-supported web browsers, click here for instructions
- Enter your NPS "User Name" and "Password" then click "Login"
These applications and services are delivered instantly to users via any computer or mobile device connected to a network at any location on or off campus.
Virtual Private Network
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection to the NPS internal network.
NPS supports connections from the Cisco AnyConnect (SSL) VPN client, and from the Cisco VPN (IPSec) client.
Either client will allow you to:
- Access internal websites/applications including, but not limited to, the Intranet, Python, Student Muster, and Student Option Forms.
- Map network drives (including your "H" drive).
- Remote desktop over to computers located on campus.
Since your remote computer will be connected to the NPS network, it must meet our security requirements. Operating system security patches must be applied, and anti-virus software must be installed and kept up to date.
The Cisco AnyConnect client will allow you to connect your home computer to the NPS network. Select your Operating System to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client:
Many handheld devices, including the iPad and iPhone, have native support for the Cisco VPN (IPSec) Client. The Cisco VPN (IPSec) client configuration settings and client software are available on the Software Download page under Remote Access Tools. An NPS Login is required to access this page.
To set up access to the NPS Guest Wireless network, please follow the Guest Wireless account instructions. Guest wireless accounts are valid for two weeks. If a guest requires a guest wireless account for longer than two weeks, they will need to apply for a new guest wireless account following these instructions.
NPS Wireless (not Guest account)
To set up access to the NPS Wireless network, please use the NPS Wireless account instructions (log-in required).
- Outlook Web Access is viewable through any web browser at https://webmail.nps.edu
- Setup instructions for downloading your e-mail to your computer can be found at wiki.nps.edu/tac. (Authentication required)
Direct Intranet Access
- The NPS Intranet Homepage is accessible on campus or while connected to the VPN.
Department of Defense Root Certificate Install
The SSL certificates we use are issued by the Department of Defense. If your web browser does not trust these certificates, you'll get a warning when visiting the page.OPTION 1 - Download and install ALL DOD root certificates (Windows Only)
This DOD-issued application will install the DOD root certificates into your IE or Firefox/Chrome web browsers. This application is is an MSI installer that should run on most workstations. An additional installer is available for those without admin rights.
- 32-bit Installer - (MSI Download)
- 64-bit Installer - (MSI Download)
- Non Administrator - (MSI Download - use only if you do not have administrator rights)
- Launch InstallRoot with administrative privileges by right-clicking on the program and select Run as Administrator or, if InstallRoot is already open, select Restart as Administrator from the InstallRoot Home tab.
You can ignore and close any messages about TAMP updates.
- Enable NSS store if prompted to install certificates for Firefox browsers.
- Select Install Certificates from the Home tab.
OPTION 2 - Download and install the DOD Root Certificates (Windows, Mac, Linux)
By importing and trusting the root DOD certificates you will be able to use any DOD website without receiving an SSL certificate warning. You will need to manually import the certificate into your browser or other application. Click here to go the download page at the DISA.MIL site, and click on the Trust Store tab.