Access to licensed electronic ressources from non-HZB computers
Only if you are authorized by the provider, you can view non-free content (electronic journals, databases, e-books).
For this purpose the IP address (more precisely the IP address visible from the outside) of your computer is used and communicated to the provider.
We have notified the providers of the ranges of addresses we use.
If your computer has an address from these ranges, this will be recognized by the external server and access will be granted to them. Many providers then indicate on their pages that you are accessing via HZB under licence.
If, on the other hand, you are sitting at a computer that has a foreign IP address (e.g. because you are outside HZB), you can only gain access via a detour with your HZB ID. A direct registration with the providers is not intended for this purpose.
The problem solution
Please start a web browser on a computer in the HZB intranet and control this from your computer remotely. This is possible in different ways, for example:
- a connection with the program Microsoft Remote Desktop (Windows, macOS) or another RDP program (e.g. Remmina for Linux and macOS) to the HZB SAS farm sas.helmholtz-berlin.de with your HZB identification and the gateway rica.helmholtz-berlin.de
A suitable configuration file can be found via the link https://rica.helmholtz-berlin.de as icon Desktop HZB-Terminalserver (log in with HZB-ID, click on the icon and download the file).
- connect with Internet Explorer to https://rica.helmholtz-berlin.de with your HZB ID (Windows only)
- a browser on a Linux server (eg dinux9.basisit.de) with VNC server and VNC client started there on your computer (e.g. PuTTY) via an SSH tunnel through the access computer display.helmholtz-berlin.de.
Please use our Cloud nubes to transfer the content.
You will find explanations of the procedure on the pages for external access.