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Keyserver Help for IT Staff

The Campus License Keyserver is offered by UW Learning Technologies in partnership with the Student Technology Fee Committee (STFC).

The Sassafras KeyServer and Key Auditor (K2) meters software used on STFC-funded or UW-owned desktops, thin clients, and mobile computers dedicated for student use. By creating a campus-wide Keyserver service, the STFC is able to measure software usage across STF-funded equipment, which helps to inform their funding decisions.

Keyserver Requirements

In order for STFC to properly track hardware and software usage, all campus computers using STFC hardware and software must have an updated version of KeyClient software and follow the standardized computer name convention.

  1. Use an approved name for your computer. There are three approved methods for naming your computer:
    1. Your department name-unique number. For example, hcde-001
    2. Your department name-location-unique number. For example, engr-73lab-10
    3. Join your computer to the NetID domain provided by UW Windows Infrastructure
  2. Maintain an updated version of the KeyClient software 
    1. Windows KeyClient software download
    2. Mac KeyClient software download
    3. When prompted, enter the server address:
    4. KeyClient system requirements 
  3. Install KeyClient on each dual boot and virtual operating system.
    1. If you are using a terminal server, contact Keyserver Help to receive specific guidelines before installing KeyClient.

Requesting New Software

If there is software that is requested by your students or faculty and you wish to receive STF funding, submit your request directly to the STFC. Visit the STF website for more information.