Use the links below to learn how to register a new or existing server on the WSU network. You can also read information about what happens after you submit your server registration form, and how CaTS will follow up with concerning the registration. If you have any questions concerning server registration, please contact the Help Desk.
New Server Registration
Before beginning the server registration process, please review the following information:
Your next step is to fill out the Server Registration Form. This form will require information supplied by the department or college as well as the application vendor. A meeting with CaTS representatives may be necessary prior to completion of the Server Registration form.
Servers containing sensitive or protected data need to be located in the CaTS computer room where they can be protected by placing them into the proper security zone, as well as providing the required physical security. Servers with sensitive or protected data located in other university departments will not be connected to the network without a special exemption from the Director of Computing and Telecommunications Services. Anyone who wants this exemption will need to write a letter of justification as to why the server cannot be located in the CaTS computer room and demonstrating that required physical security measures will be met.
The process for new server registration is as follows:
- Review CaTS Server Support (PDF) if you would like CaTS to help manage your server.
- Complete the Server Registration Form.
Existing Server Registration
Use this if you have already registered your server with CaTS but need to make changes.
Once you have submitted the registration form, your registration will be reviewed. If you have requested Internet access to a webserver, for instance, the IP address of the server will be allowed access from the Internet. If the server contains protected or sensitive data, you will be contacted by CaTS to review your server configuration and processes for compliance. The primary focus of the review is appropriate protection for data and access control. CaTS assumes that the responsible administrators and support personnel identified in the server registration, will plan and implement security recommendations in a reasonable timeframe.
Internet attacks and hacking incidents will continue to increase and the University will alter and adjust the university security strategy accordingly.