The Secure Remote Access service provides students and staff with the ability to connect to restricted University resources while off campus or using Eduroam. The service encrypts traffic between a user's computer and the University's network.Two-factor authentication works as an extra step in the process, a second security layer that will reconfirm your identity. Its purpose is to make attackers' life harder and reduce fraud risks. Remote access to Swansea University via Secure Access Portal/VPN will require the use of two-factor authentication regardless of your university status. These instructions explain how to use the Pulse Secure Client with the Secure Remote Access service. When you are off campus, the Secure Access Portal/VPN is the recommended method for accessing departmental databases, servers and other university IT resources that reside behind network firewalls.
The new Secure Remote Access service uses two-factor authentication that requires you to have the Google Authenticator app installed on your smartphone. We recommend using a smartphone as the device will normally be with you, but the app can be installed from the Google Play Store on Android or iTunes on IOS devices, please see links below..