Access to the JPL Extranet
The JPL Extranet enables sponsored external partners to access
task-specific internal applications and resources. Based on a virtual
architecture, the Extranet allocates processor and memory resources
dynamically and allows for quick provisioning and de-provisioning of
virtual machines on an as-needed basis. This enables projects to
collaborate effectively and flexibly with external partners, avoiding
the cost and time involved with purchasing and maintaining their own
hardware to manage external access.
Approval for access to the JPL Extranet is provided by a JPL sponsor.
Following the successful completion of an online approval process, the
external partner is included in the External EXTAD Directory and
thereafter able to access specific resources via authentication with a
username and password.
The Office of the CIO launched the JPL Extranet in November 2008 to
facilitate cost-effective collaboration for projects with full security,
reliable performance, and consistent availability. Comments, suggestions,
and questions about the Extranet are welcome: Please send them to