While most of the information in UBWings is open to the entire world, and you would like as many people to see it as possible, at times you may have an item or two that needs to be usable by a more restricted audience. Common examples of this would be commercial information that is licensed to UB and must only be visible to our faculty, staff, and students, class notes that are restricted to only the members of the class, or sensitive information that needs to be distributed to a limited but widespread audience (e.g. 50 researchers worldwide).In the UBWings server, there are three styles of limiting access:
- UBITName authentication, which requires that each authorized user have a valid UBIT account. The users will always have the same password that they use for other UBIT services (central email, SOAR, etc.).
- Domain restriction, where access is limited to people on certain computers or networks.
- Password protection, which requires every authorized user to enter a name and password to gain entry. The usernames and passwords are defined for the protected directory, so this is a good option if you need to grant access to individuals outside of the UB community who do not have UBIT accounts.