Web Hosting - External Developer Access

Below you will find information for Web Hosting customers who partner with external (non-UW) developers who require site access in order to publish files and perform other account management functions.

Granting External Access

There are short- and long-term options available to obtain NetIDs for external partners, which allow access to the UW network and firewall exceptions via the UW Madison - Virtual Private Network (WiscVPN):

  • Guest NetID: Easy sign-up but short-term access (30 days).
  • Manifest: Requires approval, but sets up a NetID that can be set to remain active and is attached to the individual developer. Web Hosting will initiate the invitation to the developer to set up a NetID.

Please contact Web Hosting (webhosting@doit.wisc.edu) if you are working with external developers so we can assist add their contact information to your web account.