Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway)

RD Gateway enables UMSL Faculty and Staff to connect to Windows workstations remotely and securely, without a VPN client, from mostly anywhere that you have access to the Internet.

When you use RD Gateway, your connection is secured with TLS encryption.


Step 1: Find the name of your Windows workstation:

  • On your workstation, go to the Windows search bar, type "Computer Name", and hit Enter.

  • Search for the computer name:

    • On Windows 7, choose "See the name of this computer", and then look for "Computer name"
    • On Windows 10, choose "View your PC name" , and then look for "Device name"

    Make a note of the computer name, and remember to add .stl.umsl.edu to the end, per instructions in the box below.


Step 2: Run or install your Microsoft Remote Desktop Client:

Windows computers already have the Remote Desktop Client installed; all you have to do is search for it. Macs, iOS devices (iPhones/iPads), and Android devices need the Microsoft RDP app installed.


The Remote Desktop client must be configured to use rdp.umsl.edu as the Gateway hostname.

Remote Desktop Gateway has two requirements:

Your username must include your domain name: ssoid@umsystem.edu

The computer name must be entered as computername.stl.umsl.edu.

If this is your first time using Remote Desktop, you must have the computer name of the UMSL workstation you'll be connecting to.


Setup Instructions: