Husky OnNet

Service Description

The standard Husky OnNet service provides individual users with a secure temporary connection to the UW network from remote locations. The standard version is available for all current UW Faculty, Students, and Staff.

Husky OnNet - Department (HON-D) is a for-fee service that supports secure end-user connections from both on- and off-campus locations to the department's network-connected resources (including those behind a department firewall if the department so chooses) using a departmentally-controlled authorized user access list of UW NetIDs.

Husky OnNet is powered by f5 BIG-IP Access Policy Manager. The user applications, available for Microsoft Windows and MacOS, are customized versions of the f5 BIG-IP Edge Clients.

Service Options

Husky OnNet: Standard service for secure access into the general UW network for current Faculty, Students, and Staff.


Husky OnNet - Department (HON-D): The HON-D for-fee service supports secure end-user connections from both on- and off-campus locations to departmental network resources using a departmentally-controlled authorized users access list. The service supports up to 62 simultaneous connections for each of two departmental connection servers (department & UW traffic only or all Internet traffic) included in the service. (Departments wishing to allow access by their authorized users to departmental network resources that are behind a firewall will need to update their firewall policies to complete the service configuration.)


Standard Husky OnNet: Current UW Faculty, Staff and Students.

Standard Husky OnNet: Sponsored UW NetIDs for which the Assigned Computing Services Package is purchased by the sponsor.

Husky OnNet - Department (HON-D): Departments/units with a UW budget number that are directly connected to the UW Network.

UW Restricted Library Resources - only HON service is allowed for accessing restricted library resources. HON-D may not be used for this purpose. For more information see University Libraries Off-Campus Access.

UW Medicine & Clinical Departments - Neither Husky OnNet or Husky OnNet - Department should be used to access restricted UW Medicine resources. Users in UW Medicine & Clinical departments should visit for remote access to restricted UW Medicine resources; or email UW Medicine IT Services at for more information.

How to Order

Instructions for downloading Husky OnNet user applications for MacOS and Windows via UWARE are available at this Download and Use Husky OnNet page.

If you have questions or problems accessing the application from UWARE, please contact:


Phone: 206-221-5000

To order Husky OnNet - Department service, complete the HON-D Service Order Form.

The following information will be needed to complete the form:

  • Department/Unit Name
  • Technical Contact(s) Email
  • Preferred dept. acronym for naming your HON-D virtual servers.  Your users will then enter these server names to make their connection.

                         split tunnel service: <acronym>
                         not split tunnel service:<acronym>

  • Do you need to use your own DNS servers? If yes, please provide the IP address of each of the primary and secondary DSN servers.
  • UW Group for Authorized Access list
  • Do you require 2FA for logins? (Note restrictions apply; not all persons with UW NetIDs are eligible for, or enrolled in, the 2FA service.)
  • Does your Department use the UW-IT Managed Firewall service and would you like UW-IT to permit the associated HON-D lease pool?
  • Budget Coordinator Full Name
  • Budget Coordinator NetID
  • Budget Coordinator UW Mailbox Number
  • Budget Number (w/ PCA Task/PCA Option/PCA Project numbers as required)


This UW-IT service strives for 24 x 7 x 365 availability.


This standard service is provided to UW Faculty, Students, and Staff as part of the Technology Recharge Fee with no additional charges.

Sponsored UW NetID holders who purchase the Assign Computing Services Package will have access to Husky OnNet: $20.00/mo (UW Budget required).

Husky OnNet - Department (HON-D): one-time service set-up fee $560 and monthly recurring fee of $51.63. (UW Budget required.)

(Rates are effective through August 31, 2018)

Service Level Description

Apart from planned maintenance and outage windows, and unplanned outages beyond the control of UW-IT, the service will be available.

Support Information


Phone: 206-221-5000