Accessing the Department servers

Use the information on this page if you're using a laptop, your home computer or similar, and want to

  • use the terminal/shell as from the office
  • accessing files


To check your email online, go to

In order to configure your email client, please see the Innsida help page for email.

Shell access

Open a terminal, and type


where USERNAME is your NTNU username. You will be asked for your username and password.

Computing servers

Please see Computations.

Accessing files

(Without VPN) Open your file manager and navigate to


(With VPN) Enable the VPN connection, and connect to this server<username>

In Ubuntu, click Places, and then "Connect to server". Use "Windows share" as Service type, and connect. You might have to enter your username and password. If asked for a workgroup, just accept the default.

2017-12-12, Per Kristian Hove