Citrix is a universal client for accessing desktop applications via a server solution.
Web, Data, & Servers
IS&T can install and manage your servers and help you choose a data storage solution. Learn how to make your sites user-friendly and accessible.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a public cloud platform that provides solutions and services including virtual machine instances, databases, storage, and more. MIT is a participant in an AWS service offering provided under Internet2's NET+ initiative, which provides additional benefits over the "standard" AWS service.
IS&T provides access to Duo, a two-factor authentication application that leverages landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Duo is a self service web application that is being used for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT.
OpenID Connect (OIDC) is a RESTful authorization service that allows members of the MIT community to set authorization requirements for applications to access their RESTful Web APIs and Services at MIT. These requirements are based on OAuth2.0.
IS&T provides a variety of hosting solutions to the MIT Community. We will help you figure out exactly what kind of service you need: IS&T-provided or externally-provided.
MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated web sites using their MIT credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials will never be passed to the application service.
win.mit.edu is an IS&T centrally-maintained Microsoft Windows domain intended for general use by all of MIT. It provides a common set of services, data, and tools. Many aspects and features within this domain are customizable by participating Departments, Labs, and Centers (DLCs) and, in certain cases, individual users.
Data is the most important aspect of your computer. Computer hardware can fail, data can be corrupted, computers can be lost, stolen, or destroyed. You may be able to reinstall operating systems and applications, but your original data could be lost forever. Data backup software can help you protect and restore your data when something goes wrong. IS&T provides two service offerings at no charge to students, faculty, and staff for data backup:
- Desktops and laptops: CrashPlan PROe
- Enterprise servers: Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) assists with connectivity on and off campus. IS&T recommends and supports Cisco's AnyConnect VPN, a VPN client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations.