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 email@example.com 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
- name-based virtual hosting
to maximize load balancing and
Machines located in multiple production server
- 24 x 7 expert monitoring
- Includes PHP
- SSL Available
University of Michigan Single-Sign-On (SSO) based on
Kerberos password authentication with LDAP
authorization available ( requires SSL ) via Cosign at weblogin.umich.edu
Files served from IFS home directories, which include robust filesystem
backup and directory-level access control
- Mail forwarding available
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: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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:
Rather than obtaining a per-certificate discounted price, the InCommon Federation has negotiated a flat annual rate for obtaining unlimited SSL certificates.
The University of Michigan is participating in this arrangement, which will cost substantially less than we were paying vendors for the limited number of certs
we ordered individually in previous years.
Since we are no longer paying "per certificate," ITS has decided to make the InCommon Certificate Service a common good, and will no longer charge campus
units purchasing the certificates under this arrangement.
Intermediate/chain certs for InCommon are available here. Note:The InCommon intermediate used to sign certs was updated in Fall 2023. Use the "New" listings for InCommon certs issued after that time.
Use the Web
Application Sign Up (Wasup) service to request an InCommon certificate. 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 to complete a request. That account will not be billed.
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.