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Software Licensing

About OIT Site-Licensed Software

OTI works with University academic and administrative departments to provide campus-wide and volume licensing agreements for commonly used software programs and applications.

Campus-wide and volume licensing agreements administered by OIT are listed in the Software Catalog. Most agreements are restricted to University-owned computers, but some do provide limited licensing to faculty and staff for personal use.

Please note that each software agreement contains its own terms and conditions. Generally, use of campus-wide software is limited to University business, academic, or research related purposes. Details can be found for each product in the Software Catalog.

Obtaining Software Not Included in the Catalog

Any software not listed in the Software Catalog must be purchased by the department or individual through normal procurement channels. Many departments enter into software licensing agreements separately because the need for the software is limited. Check with your academic or administrative department to determine if there is additional software available to you.

The University maintains standing contracts with three vendors for other software purchases.  Departments should request quotes from these vendors when possible.

New Volume Licensing Agreements

Departments interested in new campus-wide or larger volume licensing agreements should contact software.licensing@ua.edu to express interest. OIT will work with campus units to evaluate and pursue these agreements.

Software Catalog

Information on software with campus-wide or volume licenses administered by OIT are available in the software catalog. Each software page contains detailed information about that product’s availability and restrictions. Software may be sorted alphabetically or by category.

Software Licensing Blog

Find software licensing news and announcements on the Software Licensing Blog.

Security Alerts

Badlock Bug

A crucial security bug was revealed today involving Samba and Windows called the “Badlock Bug.” Security vulnerabilities of this bug can be mostly categorized as man-in-the-middle and denial of service Read More about Badlock Bug

Phishing Attempt: “WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application

Some faculty and staff may have received the email titled: “ WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application ” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system Read More about Phishing Attempt: “WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application

Phishing Attempt: Job Opportunities

Over the past several days, many students have received emails offering job opportunities, and many are related to babysitting, child care, or note-taking. Students should not reply to these emails Read More about Phishing Attempt: Job Opportunities

Scheduled Outages

myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

The Office of Information Technology will be installing the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Apr. 24, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will not be available during Read More about myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

OIT will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, April 17th, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to Read More about Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

myBama and Other Services Unavailable March 26

myBama, Degree Works, and a small number of other applications will be unavailable from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th while the ORAPDB-1 database is rebooted to move to self-encrypting Read More about myBama and Other Services Unavailable March 26

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.

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