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Web Services: Working from Home

Editors should use Husky OnNet while working from home to ensure secure and continuous access to websites hosted on the College of Arts & Sciences web servers.

While you are working from home or off-campus, you may temporarily lose access to the College's websites if you try to visit too many pages in a very short period of time. This is because the College's web servers are running security software that prevents spammers and hackers from overwhelming our servers. It can occasionally block editors, because they are moving around the site and submitting edit forms much more frequently than an average user.

While you are working from home, it is a good idea to use Husky OnNet, the UW's VPN (Virtual Private Network), to ensure you don't get blocked.

Husky OnNet (HON) provides individual users (current UW students, faculty and staff) with a secure connection to the UW network from remote locations, such as from home, a coffee shop, at the airport, etc, while using a third-party Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Comcast or CenturyLink. You can find information about installing it on IT Connect: About Husky OnNet.

When running Husky OnNet, choose the "All Internet Traffic" option to ensure you appear as a trusted UW visitor to the College's web servers.

If you have any questions about installing Husky OnNet, please contact your department IT Staff.

For other tips about staying secure while working remotely, see the CISO's page on Working Remotely.