Please note: Services listed on this page are available to
schools, colleges, and departments of the University of Michigan.
They are not available to individuals at U of M, nor to individuals
or groups not affiliated with the University of Michigan. Billing
requires a six-digit account or the appropriate chartfield information.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more
A virtual host provides web service at a specific domain name while stilll offering the access control and management functionality of an AFS directory. It optionally includes functionality not available on the "www.umich.edu" gateway servers. Features include:
- Apache on hardened Linux
- Flexible Apache configuration
- IP or name-based depending on requirements
Multi-homed ( 2 machines, more if load
requires ) to maximize load balancing and
Machines located in multiple production server
- 24 x 7 expert monitoring
- Includes PHP
if desired (incurs charge).
- SSL Available (incurs charge).
University of Michigan Single-Sign-On (SSO) based on
Kerberos password authentication with LDAP
authorization available ( requires SSL ) via Cosign at weblogin.umich.edu
Configurable monthly log reports ( using analog )
unprocessed logs available for 6 months
Files served from IFS home directories, which include robust filesystem
backup and directory-level access control
- Mail forwarding available
- $50.00 per year (free if not using PHP, mySQL, or SSL)
- Included with Application Hosting Service
Current hosts include:
Note: Sub-domain requests for the umich.edu domain
are governed by the Standard Practice Guide section 601.15-1. The
creation of such a domain requires the written authorization of
the unit director, provided to the UM hostmaster: ( email@example.com ).
To start the process of setting up a group IFS home directory visit this page.
Once you have an approved domain name and Group IFS home
directory, sign up for virtual hosting here.
SSL Server Certificates:
- InCommonCA Certificates (2048-bit): Available at no cost
Through our participation in the InCommon Federation, we're able to
issue commercially-signed certificates to campus as a "common good" so there is no cost to units for these certs. InCommon uses InstantSSL as its vendor.
InCommon Server CA
AddTrust External CA Root
- UM-Signed Certificates: available at no cost
We have been working with the UMCE
Identification, Authentication, and
Authorization (IAA) team to create a UM Web
Server root CA.
If your users are mostly members of the UM
community or are willing to install our root CA
certificate you can offer 128 bit SSL
encryption on your web server at no additional cost
to you. [ UMWEB CA Certificate ]
Use the Web
Application Sign Up (Wasup) service to request one of
the certificates described above. You will need to
generate a CSR by following your server's instructions.
You will also need a 6-digit University shortcode and name
of the authorized signer for billing.
We no longer offer Verisign certificates. If you need
such a cert, they are available from
We have also discontinued our Entrust and InstantSSL PKI contracts. Contact those companies
directly if you'd like to utilize their certificates for your server(s).
We develop mission critical tools,
applications, and web sites for campus.
Our software projects include: directory.umich.edu,
webfs, www.umich.edu news management utility,
umce accounts, spg, online uniqname/account
creation, cosign, mod_ometer, the ITCS
showcase online catalog, and many others.
Please see our software
section for source, documentation, and
access to our public CVS tree repository.
We are often called upon to provide assistance
and expertise around campus. This takes
many forms, but includes: webmaster mail
direct support, gateway team, wolverine access
support, providing accessibility assessments,
standards, wwwsig, etc.