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
Enter your either your RA password or OTP password. Click on Logon
Every user will receive a slightly different windows, depending on the privileges of your username.
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.
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.
Please notice that the Icon has changed to Minhali. Please click on it.
Check Always allow rumba.huji.ac.il to open links of this type
Click on Open Vmware Horizon 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
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.
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
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.