Bluestem and Shibboleth are two single sign-on authentication methods supported at UIC.
The ACCC provides Bluestem protection for websites hosted with webhost, people.uic.edu, and www.uic.edu (tigger) Web servers for protecting files, PHP programs, and CGI scripts. However, you may have data that requires extra-special protection (e.g. financial or medical), or you may want to run a Web application (e.g. database) or write in a language for which these main servers are not adequate.
In such a case, if you are capable of running your own Web server (i.e. physically secure room, maintain security patches, manage user accounts, run backups, install and troubleshoot software, keep, and inspect logs, or use an ACCC Virtual Machine), you can make your web server into a Bluestem or Shibboleth application server. This will allow your web scripts to authenticate users, using their normal UIC NetID and password, in a very secure manner.
Requires the creation of an allowed.NetIDs file in the directory you want to protect.
There is no charge for this service.