Services in Computer Science & Informatics

This page summarises the services offered within the School of Computer Science & Informatics.

Gateway File Servers

Service name Gateway File Servers
Service summary The School's gateway file servers provide access to files from the University Campus network, the wireless network, home, Halls of Residence or elsewhere on the Internet.
Available via SFTP through one of the available file servers
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Accessing Files Remotely
Accessing Your University Files Remotely from Windows
Accessing Your University Files Remotely from Linux PCs and Laptops
Accessing Your University Files Remotely from a Macintosh

Gitlab

Service name Gitlab
Service summary The School's Gitlab service provides a web-based Git repository manager similar to Github with wiki and issue tracking facilities.
Available via https://gitlab.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation An Introduction to Gitlab

Mailing Lists

Service name Mailing Lists
Service summary The School provides a number of mailing lists to facilitate and enable communication.
Available via An overview of available mailing lists can be found here. Please use a mail client to send an email to listname@cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation

MySQL Administration

Service name MySQL Administration
Service summary phpMyAdmin is a web application that can be used to administer your MySQL databases on the School's MySQL server. It can be used to manage your database tables as well as executing SQL statements directly in the web interface.
Available via https://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/phpMyAdmin
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Administering MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin

OpenStack

Service name OpenStack
Service summary OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform with a web interface to faciliate the creation of compute instances.
Available via https://cscloud.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation An Introduction to OpenStack
Configuring Passwordless Login on Linux

Password Management

Service name Password Management
Service summary A web interface allowing you to change you University, MySQL and Oracle passwords.
Available via Password Management
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation

Project Site

Service name Project Site
Service summary Students doing Internet modules in Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics can use the School's Project web server. Pages placed there are visible only from the School's Intranet.
Available via https://project.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Administering Your Websites from a Web Browser with the Website Administration Application
Creating a Web site on the School's Project Web Server

ShareLaTeX

Service name ShareLaTeX
Service summary The School has a ShareLaTeX server that provides an online LaTeX editor with an intuitive UI that is easy to use.
Available via https://sharelatex.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation

SSH Gateway

Service name SSH Gateway
Service summary The School's SSH Gateway server lapis enables you to login and run terminal shell commands and start applications on a Linux server.
Available via SSH protocol to lapis.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Logging in to Linux from Outside the University
Configuring Passwordless Login on Linux
Connecting to the Linux GUI Remotely

Staff and Research Student Database

Service name Staff and Research Student Database
Service summary View and print a list of the staff in the School's staff and research student database. View a list of the research students and a list of honorary staff.
Available via Computer Science & Informatics Staff
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Public
Related documentation

Users Site

Service name Project Site
Service summary Students and staff in the School of Computer Science & Informatics, can upload and publish their own websites on the School's users Web server. Pages placed there are visible from anywhere.
Available via http://users.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Administering Your Websites from a Web Browser with the Website Administration Application
Uploading and Publishing Your Own Web Site on the Users Web Server

Web Proxy

Service name Web Proxy
Service summary Provides a mechanism for staff and students to access material that is restricted based upon IP address. In essence allowing you to appear as if you are on the Campus network.
Available via Proxy server lapis.cs.cf.ac.uk
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation Using the School's Web Proxy Service

Who's Who

Service name Who's Who
Service summary Search for the name, username and email address of staff and students in the School of Computer Science & Informatics.
Available via Who's Who
Eligible to use the service
  • Staff
  • Students
Related documentation