After you generate a certificate with Ka Lun or Pierre, it will appear as a file named [username].ovpn on your T: drive. You will need to download this to the computer from which you will be connecting remotely. You should take reasonable precautions to ensure the security of this certificate (i.e., don't share it with anyone), so we recommend downloading it in one of four ways.
Once you chosen a method and transferred your [username].ovpn file to your computer, you do not need to follow any further instructions in this section.
1. From the Netowrk
If you have your laptop at Holland Bloorview, and are able to access your T: drive with it, you can just copy [username].ovpn to your computer.
2. Via USB
Simply transfer the certificate to a USB stick, so that you can copy it onto your computer
3. Via Email
Email yourself the certificate (attach it to an email, and send it)
4. Via Secure Download
(NOTE: This is the most cumbersome method, but also the most secure. If we ever have to send you your certificate as well as a password, for example, if you aren't around when we generate your certificate, this is the approach that you must follow.)
- Install CyberDuck (https://cyberduck.io/?l=en)
- Launch the software, and select "Open Connection", in the top-left corner
- Specify the file protocol ("SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)"), server (vpn.prismlab.org), username and password
- Click "Connect"
- Allow the unknown fingerprint
- Make sure that your remote folder is /home/[username] - if you have an existing profile, this may have changed.
- Find your file ([username].ovpn) and download it to a convenient location on your computer. You will move this to its proper folder in a next step.