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Office of Information Technology Services

Accounts and ID Management

Get information about your myBama, email, and other accounts that grant access to technical services at The University of Alabama.

Email and Collaboration

Learn more about how to access email and other collaboration tools.

Internet and Networking

OIT provides Internet access and networking services to the UA campus. Learn more about how to connect and use the network.

Research

OIT supports UA research projects and initiatives and individual researchers through technology platforms, tools, and services.

Security

  • Antivirus/Anti Spyware/Malicious Web Site protection (McAfee ePO)
  • Change control monitoring (Tripwire)
  • Protection and monitoring of sensitive files (McAfee DLP)
  • User and Server Certificates (InCommon)
  • Full Hard Drive Encryption (Check Point Encryption)
  • Secure Email (PGP/SMIME)
  • Security Reviews for regulatory compliance, research or IT projects
  • Banner INB User Administration/Defender Token Administration
  • Perimeter Protection (Firewall/Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention)
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Security Forensics

Software

The University of Alabama has a number of free or low-cost software options for students, faculty, staff, and UA departments. In addition, OIT works with University academic and administrative departments to provide campus-wide and volume licensing agreements for commonly used software programs and applications.

Systems and Infrastructure

OIT maintains a large, modern data center in which many servers, applications, and databases are hosted. Faculty, staff, and UA departments may make use of these resources or host their own.

Telecommunications

Telecommunications provides access to telephone services, including VoIP and TDM phones and digital voicemail.

Security Alerts

Badlock Bug

A crucial security bug was revealed today involving Samba and Windows called the “Badlock Bug.” Security vulnerabilities of this bug can be mostly categorized as man-in-the-middle and denial of service... Read More

Phishing Attempt: “WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application

Some faculty and staff may have received the email titled: “ WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application ” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system... Read More

Phishing Attempt: Job Opportunities

Over the past several days, many students have received emails offering job opportunities, and many are related to babysitting, child care, or note-taking. Students should not reply to these emails... Read More

Scheduled Outages

myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

The Office of Information Technology will be installing the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Apr. 24, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will not be available during... Read More

Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

OIT will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, April 17th, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to... Read More

myBama and Other Services Unavailable March 26

myBama, Degree Works, and a small number of other applications will be unavailable from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th while the ORAPDB-1 database is rebooted to move to self-encrypting... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.