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Most Berkeley Lab services are available from anywhere, but some require additional remote access technologies.  You can get an overview of what services are available offsite, as well as our remote access options here>>>

  • VPN 
  • Remote Desktop Configuration
  • One Time Password Gateway
  • Tips for Travelers

News and Commentary

Blog stream

Create a blog post to share news and announcements with your team and company.

Getting Started

  • Remote Access Overview
  • Many Laboratory Services (Gmail, Gcal, Gdocs, Gsites, Webspace, Trex, etc) are available directly from offsite.
  • When you're using the internet outside LBL, you may browse some LBNL Web resources. Using VPN is recommended for accessing Web pages and other resources that are restricted from access outside LBNL - it also provides an additional layer of security when you're on public networks.
  • SSH and Remote Desktop are permitted, but they each require a Lab host computer configured and running within LBNL. Please consult this page from the Computer Protection Program on securing SSH connections.
  • You may also use VPN for secure access into the Lab and use any IP-based tools or resources that work from your desktop when you are at LBNL.
  • Using cyber-cafe, public library, or other public computers to log in to password-protected LBL resources is strongly discouraged. The security of your log-in credentials may be compromised.

Berkeley Lab discontinued the management of home DSL lines in 2005.  More information is here.


Please see the service pages for each service to read more about support for each service.

Contact the Helpdesk at ext. 4357 (486-4357) or e-mail

Related Services


The service is part of the Berkeley Lab Technology Resource Kit and is provided to all employees and affiliates at no recharge. .