Establish a single VPN connection for access

HMS faculty and staff: if you have access to the HMS VPN, connect to it before accessing this service.

HMS-affiliated faculty and staff in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA): if you have access to the VPN of a hospital in the LMA affiliated with HMS, connect to it and visit the affiliate portal to access services. If you still cannot connect through your affiliate VPN, you may need to request a VPN account from HMS.

Affiliates on LMA networks can access the Collaborate and Research Computing wiki spaces by navigating to and respectively. When outside of LMA use your HMS VPN to access these links.

HMS-affiliated faculty and staff outside the LMA: if you are an HMS-affiliated faculty or staff member at a medical institution outside of the LMA, request a VPN account from HMS. This group includes affiliates at

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Mass Eye and Ear
  • McLean Hospital
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehab
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Note – Do not chain VPN connections. Establish only one VPN connection to access services.

For more information, visit the VPN page on the HMS IT website.