UB WebApps is an environment designed to house web and
application hosting. UB WebApps offers a linux container to
develop, maintain and supplement web sites and applications. UB
WebApps platform provides the ability to supplement other content
management platforms such as UBCMS, as well as provide a robust
environment for stand-alone web hosting and application/scripting
UB WebApps is not intended as a general-purpose content
management system for official university Departments are directed
to UBCMS as an official web communication platform.
UB departments, faculty and staff may request access to UB
WebApps. UB WebApps is restricted to active university
faculty, staff and authorized students whose role is to develop,
author or publish official university web pages and
UB WepApps requested by faculty, staff and authorized students
must use the environment for the purposes of University business in
support of academic, teaching, learning and research.
Requests for access to UB WebApps must be made through the online
form. Requestors must have an active UBITName.
Support and Service Availability
UB WebApps service is available and monitored 24 x 7.
Support questions for UB WebApps service is restricted to business
hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Availability of the UB WebApps service may be interrupted for
maintenance and other updates during maintenance windows.
Announcements and alerts are posted through the Alert System and
communicated with the UB WebApps listserv.
- For technical problems including non-response of the system,
people should contact
the UBIT Help Center to open a support ticket or the Network
Operations Center outside normal university business hours.
- For system integrity problems, or to request additional
features, please contact system administrators using the request
form at FORM LINK
UB WebApps Upgrades
Operating system upgrades and patches will be applied monthly as
they are released.
Tenants are strongly encouraged to verify the functionality of
their websites, applications, scripts, etc in development
environment when the changes are announced and production after the
upgrades. Sites/applications/developed components that are not
functioning will need to be corrected by the tenant/site
Access to the development environment is from UB address space
Roles and Responsibilities
The support of the UB WebApps infrastructure is a joint
responsibility for CIT (EIS) and the tenant.
Terms of the Service
- It is recommended that tenants have both development and
- There will be no automatic content synchronization between the
- Upgrades will be coordinated with the tenants and security
related upgrades will be fast tracked from development to
production in an expedite timeframe.
- Manage content, scripts and applications within their
- The creation and editing of content.
- Synchronizing the content between the development and
- Follows UB policy and standards
- Properly secures code and files, including proper access to
- For any development, you are responsible for ensuring the
security of the code and any files utilized within the code and
- Responsible for the cost of any purchased software outside of
the base software and tools available for use within the
environment. This will include any on-going support cost
- Renewing the support contract for any purchased software for
- Assist in Patching/Upgrades of system components (Software,
product upgrades/patches, operating system patches, etc.)
- Testing of site in development environment after system
upgrades to verify site is displaying and functioning
- Make the necessary modifications to the site, applications, etc
based on changes within the upgrade process.
- Verification of the production site after the upgrade/patching
the production environment.
- Training departmental staff on how to develop and maintain
sites/application/components developed by the tenant’s
- Tenants developing in languages other than perl and php will be
responsible for the installation and configuration of the
authentication modules/libraries. CIT will provide perl and php
templates which include components and configuration for shibboleth
- System administration of the central servers which include
routine patching and backup of the servers.
- Periodic upgrades of server software and hardware.
- CIT will monitor UB WebApps service to ensure a stable and
secure environment using automated system-monitoring tools.
- Reports regarding inappropriate use of UB WebApps service may
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- CIT will provide perl and php templates which include
components and configuration for shibboleth authentication.
Note: Tenants developing in languages other than perl and php will
be responsible for the installation and configuration of the
Summary of Costs
- There is no cost of using the UB WebApps environment.