Security, SSH connections and restrictions

Technology Services implemented a significant change on May 30 at 9 a.m. that affected how people connect using the Secure Shell protocol (SSH) to on-campus resources from off campus.


People trying to use SSH to connect from off campus to on-campus resources will need to use the University’s VPN. SSH connections not using the VPN will be blocked.

This change is in line with similar changes that have been made to Remote Desktop, Telnet, and VNC. (http://techservices.illinois.edu/news/2016/increased-security-campus-computers-will-help-thwart-cyberattacks )

Tech Services has created a process to apply for a temporary exception for specific SSH connections. This exception process requires an explicit authorization and assumption of risk by the requesting unit’s Executive Officer (i.e. college dean).

You can still apply for an exception by visiting https://go.illinois.edu/ssh . The Security group at Technology Services will review the exception request for data accuracy.

If you or anyone else has questions about this change to SSH, please contact securitysupport@illinois.edu .



Keywords:secure, telnet, VNC, VPN, protocol, shell, exception   Doc ID:74159
Owner:Security S.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2017-06-19 15:00 CDTUpdated:2017-06-20 09:45 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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