# Introduction

This guide will help you to connect and get started on your HUNT Cloud lab after your lab has requested access in our service desk (opens new window).


Install Signal on your phone and contact us by email as soon as you have sent us your signed user agreement. This allows us to quickly forward you the lab keys when they are ready.

The following steps will help you to invest time in your lab setup so you can enjoy simple and secure access for all your future connections:

  1. Collect your keys. This step ensures that you have all your keys and configuration files before your start to spend time on the setup.
  2. Configure your VPN connection. This step ensures an encrypted connection to your lab.
  3. Configure your SSH connection. This step ensures a connection for future work in your lab.
  4. Configure your tools. This step highlights tools that you can configure to simplify your scientific computing.

Time estimate

After you have collected your lab keys in step 1, allow for two hours to complete the remaining onboarding steps.