Security Levels

The security layout provides more granularity when it comes to choosing who can access your website. While at first it may look intimidating the concept is quite simple. Each of the two axes provide the where and who of the new security system. The numbers 1-4 are locations of potential users (the where) and the letters A-H are (the who) that can access your site. So it is as easy as picking the place where you want the user to be and then the who and finding the intersection in the table. Below is a grid layout of the security levels which will allow you to do that, and below that are some examples of the most common requested security levels.

PPWC Security Levels
IP Address Restrictions
1. Open to Any Address (no restriction) 2. Open to Any Purdue University Address 3. Open to Any Purdue University West Lafayette Address 4. Open to a Custom List of IP Addresses (a subnet, block, etc.)
User/Group Restrictions A. Open to Any User (no restriction) 1A 2A 3A 4A
B. Open to Purdue Career Account & Password 1B 2B 3B 4B
C. Open to Purdue Faculty & Staff Only 1C 2C 3C 4C
D. Open to Purdue Students Only 1D 2D 3D 4D
E. Open to a Department or Group of Departments 1E 2E 3E 4E
F. Open to a Specific Career Account List1 1F 2F 3F 4F
G. Global ID & Password (not LDAP) 1G 2G 3G 4G
H. Custom2 1H 2H 3H 4H

1 This can be done with an .htgroup file maintained and deployed to each tier by the developer (preferred) or as a static list maintained by Web Services.
2 Contact for assistance.


Below are some examples of how to use the table, each of the bold phrases are the key components in the questions.

Example security levels
Desired Access Requested Security Level
I want Purdue Students Only to access my site but it doesn’t matter where they are Any IP Address and Purdue Students = 1D
Any IP Address = 1 Purdue Students = D
I want only people on the West Lafayette Campus to access my site but it doesn’t matter who they are Any Purdue University West Lafayette Address and Any User = 3A
Any Purdue West Lafayette Address = 3 Any User = A
I want a single username and password for my site and it doesn’t matter where its accessed from Any IP Address and Single Sign-on = 1G
Any IP Address = 1 Global ID & Password (Single Sign-on) = G
I want a certain subnet to access my site with their Career Account Specific Subnet and Purdue Career Account = 4B
Specific Subnet = 4 Purdue Career Account = B