At IU, who can have an account on Webserve, and how do I get one?

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At Indiana University, the central web server, Webserve, provides the IUB, IUPUI, IUE, IUK, IUN, and IUS campuses with a place to publish information.

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Who can request a Webserve account?

University-affiliated departments, groups, and organizations

Any IU university-affiliated department, group, or organization can request a Webserve account for the purpose of publishing information about the services they offer to the IU community.

Student groups

Student groups who wish to use Webserve to publish university-related material may do so as long as the owner is a full-time staff/faculty member who is ultimately responsible for the account and its use. For more about student organization computing accounts, see About computing accounts for IUB and IUPUI student organizations.

Professional organizations

Professional organizations may request central server web accounts provided that the group is directly related to the business of the University and 50% of the group's members are IU faculty or staff.

Professional organization computing accounts are for the sole and exclusive use of the IU organization and its designated members, and may not be used for or by other organizations or individuals not affiliated with IU.

Getting an account

Service and account requests must come from the individual account owner, not an account contact or group account ID.

To request an account on Webserve (,,,, or

  1. Request a departmental or group account; see Requesting IU computing accounts for groups or departments.
  2. After creating a departmental or group account, and creating an email account or setting email forwarding for it, apply for a Webserve account using the Enterprise WebTech Services Management form (requires Network ID authentication).
If you are affiliated with IU and want to create a personal home page, see At IU, what is Pages, and how can I publish a web page there?

Restrictions on account content and usage

The information distributed from a Webserve account must be related to the individual's, department's, or student group's role within the university (e.g., departmental information, a faculty member's research or instructional information). Specifically, these accounts are not to be used for information such as the kind often found on personal home pages (e.g., hobbies, family information, favorite entertainment links).

Webserve accounts are for information distribution, and not for general purpose computing (e.g., reading personal mail, compiling programs). Use of these accounts must also be in accordance with the terms outlined by the University Information Policy Office (UIPO).

Cost for an account

See On Webserve, what are the disk space limits and costs?

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