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Connecting to the VOAL from Linux

Document ID 1254


This document details how to connect to the Texas A&M Virtual Open Access Lab with a Linux operating system. 


Installing the vWorkspace Connector

First you will need to download the file

Note: These directions can be found in more detail in the Admin Guide PDF found in the above .zip file.

  1. Extract the files in the .zip file. 
  2. cd <directory with vWorkspace Installer File>
  3. sudo chmod u+x <vWorkspace Installer File>
  4. ./<vWorkspace Installer File>

Configuring the vWorkspace Connector

  1. Click on the vWorkspace logo from the toolbar.
  2. From the menu, click Add Farm.
  3. From the Add Farm dialog box, select Click Here to Auto Configure.
  4. Set URL Protocol to HTTPS
  5. Set URL String to
  6. Set the name of the config file to config.xml
  7. Don't set Proxy Settings
  8. Click Connect.
  9. Enter your NetID and NetID password for the username and password
  10. Enter TAMU.EDU for the domain
  11. Click Connect.

At this point, you should be able to select the VOAL application you would like to use.

If you have any further questions, please email or call us at 979.845.8300.

Document ID 1254
March 13, 2015
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