SSL gateway

Warning!! A new SSL Gateway will be available starting on Monday 6 July 2015.
Information shown hereafter concerns instructions about how-to-access internal ESRF resouces by using this new SSL platform.
Please, contact hotline@esrf.fr in case of any doubt.

The SSL Gateway allows accessing internal computing resources like email and Intranet from outside:

  • Any ESRF Windows laptop, with a recent version of Mozilla Firefox web-browser and a recent version of java installed, can use SSL access.
  • Communication with the SSL Gateway is encrypted, so passwords do not transit in clear text.
  • E-mail can be accessed transparently by providing to e-mailer program its right settings (e.g Thunderbird imap and smtp servers have to be configured in SSL mode)
  • The Basic mode of the SSL Gateway - based on the site password, allows:
    • to browse the Intranet, including the Absence application (Pleiades),
    • to use a basic ssh connection to NICE,
    • to launch a Windows Remote Desktop for accessing a Windows PC inside the ESRF,
    • to access files on the internal Windows File sharing.

 

Please, refer to the SSL User's manual for details.

For any other X11-based UNIX applications, either ssh or NX is should be used instead (also protected by user on-site credentials).