The administrator of the virtual server is responsible for security and for what happens on/to the machine. This includes:
- that he himself provides the OS, except for Windows. See Windows
- that access rights (authentication and authorizations) must be provided in the system itself. DICT only provides management rights to the management console of the virtual server
- that the virtual server is put to good use. See annual activation
- that when certain software licenses are required, the administrator must provide these himself.
- that the administrator must take care of backups, DICT does not make backups of the virtual machines. See protection
- the administrator must keep the system up to date, especially with security updates. See updating
Because a virtual server must be managed, a server without an administrator will be shut down. When an administrator can no longer take on the management of the virtual server, a new administrator will have to be appointed, this can easily be done by editing the users on the Selfservice page
, or by contacting the helpdesk
It is the responsibility of the original administrator or his/her hierarchical superior to arrange this in time, e.g. when the administrator moves to another department or is no longer employed at UGent.
In addition, self-care management also means that when a security incident or data breach is identified, that
1. the server will be isolated or disabled by DICT.
2. the department/administrator/user can be held co-responsible for damages, e.g., if it appears that negligence was involved. More information about information security