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Application List

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Overview

This document provides details about the MyAccess Application List.

Application List

Key Features

The MyAccess Application list provides you with the following features:

  • A broad catalog of UCSF applications to which you can link with a single click
  • Ability to create favorites application list for ease of access
  • Application search
  • Identification of single-sign-on enabled applications

Details

Please see the screenshots below of the MyAccess Application List. Of course, you can see it live by going to myaccess.ucsf.edu.

Default Application List Page

The screenshot below shows what the Application List looks like when you log into MyAccess.

 

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Searching

The screenshot below demonstrates searching for applications. The example is using the first for letters of Collaboration.

 

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Favorites

The screenshot below shows you what the Application List looks like once you have selected an application as a "Favorite" (which you do by clicking once on the star icon which is in the first column of every row), and then clicked on the Favorites link in the upper left-hand corner of the list. If you ever which to remove a favorite, simple click the star icon one time and it is remove from your list of Favorites.

 

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VPN Requirements

MyAccess itself does not require VPN for off-campus use, but some of the applications which are integrated with MyAccess do require the VPN when you are not on the UCSF network. If an application requires VPN if a user is off campus, the following text will appear in the application's description on the Application List page, VPN required when accessed remotely. If you regularly use applications which require the VPN, then it is best to sign into the VPN before you log into the MyAccess Application List. This way you will ensure you receive the full benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO).

If you should forget to sign into the VPN first and instead go to MyAccess first, once you do sign into the VPN you will be forced to authenticate again if you want to use an application which requires the VPN. So, to ensure the best SSO experience, do the following:

  1. Sign into the VPN using Network Connect (or launch Network Connect after logging into the VPN portal)
  2. Once signed into VPN, go to myaccess.ucsf.edu and Sign In
  3. Click on the link to your application which requires VPN