Secure Access from Home Samba and Rumba VPN

 

General Information

The Samba  and Rumba VPN services provide students and staff a simple and secure connection from outside the university to the closed university network such as: Access to software and office computers for faculty  as well as for access to public computers for students . 

Electronic journals and full-text university libraries now have a new login method that does not require a VPN. Use the OpenAthens link.

Today there are two ways to connect a VPN to a university - Samba and Rumba. Both methods allow browsing with or without a client installation. Access to these services requires an RA user. It is recommended that you also have an AD username and password that you use to access Savion, public computing or public folders (CC or EKMD).

Administrative staff is required to identify themselves with a password generator card (OTP) or for those who do not have with a one-time password SMS message.

The Rumba service can be accessed directly through the browser http://rumba.huji.ac.il. Additional information, including client installation- https://en.huca.huji.ac.il/book/rumba

The Samba service can be accessed directly through the browser https://samba.huji.ac.il/webvpn Additional information, including installation- https://en.huca.huji.ac.il/Samba

 

 

 

Rumba

As of 26/9/20 The VPN service, Rumba, was introduced to alleviate the congestion that users have experienced on Samba VPN since so many users have been working from home.

Rumba allows to easly connect to the Unversity networks without the need for downloading a client and provides a stable connection.

The service is under development so we will continue to update you if there are any changes.

 

Recorded Instructions for Connecting via Rumba for Administrative Staff

 

Enter the site http://rumba.huji.ac.il

Enter your RA username with the format username%ra and click on Logon

Rumba Login Screen

 

Enter your either your RA password or OTP password. Click on Logon

Rumba Login password screen

 

Every user will receive a slightly different windows, depending on the privileges of your username.

Rumba screen after login

Connecting to MyPlace – Administrative Staff 

MyPlace is a virtual terminal that allows administrative staff to access administrative software and for students to remotely access all software found on public computers with ease. Myplace replaces the Corona service that was made available to administrative staff in March 2020 and the MyDesktop service that had been available to students.

To use MyPlace you will need to connect to the University networking. It is recommended using the  Rumba service instead of the Samba client since Rumba uses fewer computer and internet resources.

Click on the MyPlace icon.

Myplace icon

 

A window will open for entering details. Under username enter your Savion username.  Under password enter your Savion password  and under domain enter CC. When finished, click Logon.

MyPlace  Authentication Screen

Please notice that the Icon has changed to Minhali.  Please click on it.

MInhali icon

Check Always allow rumba.huji.ac.il to open links of this type

Click on Open Vmware Horizon Client  

Allow vmware client

 

You are now connected to the virtual terminal with all the necessary software to work from home, including CC shared drives.

EKMD users can click on "EKMD Drive Mapping" . After entering your EKMD code and password you will see your EKMD drives on My Computer.

To exit your virtual terminal simply close your browser. For more information on MyPlace 

Connect to EKMD network drives:  All EKMD User

In the upper portion of the page where it is written  enter and internal resource enter mydesktop.huji.ac.il

 

Access to drives EKMD users

 

Clicking the arrow will take you to a virtual machine designed for EKMD account holders. This machine allows access to H: and P: drives and editing the files from home.

 For more information on working with EKMD drives from home, see the website

Rumba- Working with a Client

The Rumba client can be used in place of the Samba client to  perform all operations that require a VPN client (for example working on a SAP GUI installed on your computer),

To use click on VPN Client.

  vpn client

Click Download and start installing the software.

At the end of the installation, return to the Rumba website and click on VPN Client again.

Once clicked, a window will pop up asking you if you want to open the software. Click on Open F5 Networks VPN

rumba client

 

 

Wait for the connection process to finish. You will see a green Connect message when you are successful. 

When you have finished working, press the Disconnect button.

rumba client connected

 

Samba VPN – Download and Installation

Samba is a server which allows connection to the university network from outside networks. This allows for users outside the campus to access the universities databases. One way to connect to Samba is installing a VPN client.

In order to work with Samba VPN, you will need a RA account. See more information about your account.

Users may authenticate with a set password or with an OTP card.  Authentication with an OTP card will allow access to additional services such as Remote Desktop, telnet, FTP and more.  Click here to see more information on obtaining an OTP card.

 

Download link: https://samba.huji.ac.il/download


Compatibility:
Windows (32bit, x64) 7, 8, 10
Mac OS X 10.7 and later versions of the Intel architecture
Linux x86-64 Supported versions (currently: Fedora, RedHat, Slackware, SuSE, Ubuntu LTS) 

Android – 4 and above, in iOS 4.1 or higher (on iPad 4.2 or higher)


Installation and User Guides


Windows

VPN Client for Windows 7, 10
VPN Client for Windows 8.1


Linux

VPN Client


 Mac OS

VPN Client


 iPod, iPad, iPhone

  • Download the Cisco AnyConnect software from the AppStore
  •     Enable Cisco AnyConnect
  •     Type the server name - samba.huji.ac.il, in the Connect to field, click Select
  •     Type the username (in the form username% ra) in the Username field and the password in the Password field. Click Connect

Android

  •     Download the Cisco AnyConnect  software from Google Play
  •     Enable Cisco AnyConnect
  •     Type the server name - samba.huji.ac.il, in the Connect to field, click Select
  •     Type the username (in the form username% ra) in the Username field, and the password in the Password field. Click Connect