Web Publishing

Users who have their CIS account can publish their own website.
The websites published by @edu.kit.ac.jp domain(For Students) users can be accessed via the campus network(KITnet).

This page will show you TIPS on publishing your own websites.
CIS expects all users to abide by KIT Security Policy.

User’s guide for Web Publishing

  1. How to activate Web Publishing service

    After logging in Authentication Portal and clicking “Select Services” link on the right side of the page, please make sure whether or not the checkbox “Publish your own website” is checked. It needs to be checked for publishing websites.
    Full-time faculty/staff members can publish their own website by default.

  2. Directory for Web Publishing “public_html”

    To publish your files on the website, you must put your files(html, css, js, and so on) into a folder called “public_html” in your home directory(“~/”).
    Appropriate permissions should be assigned to the files(as the example below shows) if you want to make them accessible.

  3. chmod 644 ~/public_html/(files)

    Moreover, proper permissions need to be assigned to the directories “public_html” and sub-directories in it.

    chmod 755 ~/public_html
    chmod 755 ~/public_html/(sub-directories)

    Any filenames with Non-ASCII characters should be avoided.

  4. How to access the websites

    The URL of your website will be

    (@edu.kit.ac.jp domain(For Students)) http://www.edu.kit.ac.jp/~username/ or http://www.edu.kit.jp/~username/
    (@kit.ac.jp domain(For Faculty/Staff)) http://www.cis.kit.ac.jp/~username/ or http://www.cis.kit.jp/~username/

    For example. if your username is a9990001,

    (@edu.kit.ac.jp domain(For Students)) http://www.edu.kit.ac.jp/~a9990001/ or http://www.edu.kit.jp/~a9990001/
    (@kit.ac.jp domain(For Faculty/Staff)) http://www.cis.kit.ac.jp/~a9990001/ or http://www.cis.kit.jp/~a9990001/

  5. Uploading to KIT Web server

    Upload files by using SCP(Secure Copy Protocol)/SFTP(SSH File Transfer Protocol). We highly recommend the software shown as below.

    In case you pload from outside KIT, please refer to how to set up SSH Public Key Authentication.

  6. NOTE:

    When creating or overwriting files, the permission will be “644”.