Manifest - Services

Manifest groups can allow group members to access various enterprise services (Wireless Access, Office365/email, Google/G-Suite). This document describes the process to request and the services that can be requested by group administrators in Manifest.

If you have any questions about the approval process or wish to expedite the process, please contact manifest@doit.wisc.edu.

Available Services

  1. WiscWorld - Gives users Wireless Access, as well as a base requirement for Office365, and Google. WiscWorld is the most commonly requested service (WiscVPN is deprecated and NetID is rarely used). Groups with the WiscWorld service enabled grant members access to the following:
    • On-campus use of Wireless and use of Eduroam worldwide.
    • Office365, Google and other services require further authorization, please note in the comments so appropriate approvals can be forwarded.

    Members will need to activate services if they already have an active NetID. See: NetID - Activating Missing Services

  2. NetID - This is not the ability to invite people to create NetID eligible identities, this service makes existing NetIDs remain eligible to authenticate when current affiliation ends. This service is rarely used.  

    Unless you are working with someone in IAM or work for IAM this is probably not what you want to do. The process for requesting a group to invite people to create NetIDs is documented in Manifest - Using a Manifest Group to Invite People to Create Identities (NetIDs)

Requesting Service-Enabled Groups

To request the services discussed above, group admins must follow the two step approval process below: 

Step 1: Request WARG Approval

First, submit for review and approval by WARG (the Working Affiliation Review Group). This process is usually quick, but must be done before you can request access to specific services. 
  1. To begin, navigate to My Groups in the Manifest interface and choose the group for which you would like to provide services.
  2. Click Details next to the group name. 
  3. Click the Services tab.
  4. Click the +Request Services button.
  5. Complete the required information and any additional information that may be useful for the reviewers (what you are using the group for & why it needs specific access/services).
  6. Once the form is complete, click Submit request to send the form to WARG for the first approval.

Once submitted, WARG approvers will review and approve or deny within 5 days (but usually within hours). If approved, your group will be allowed to request services in the following step.

Step 2: Request Service Approval

Following WARG approval, you will be able to request the individual services that you'd like for your group.

  1. To begin the process, navigate to My Groups in the Manifest interface and choose the group for which you would like to provide services.
  2. Click Details next to the group name. 
  3. Click the Services tab. 
  4. Under the Available section you will see services available to request.
  5. Comments can be added detailing the reason for your request. If you need Office365, Google or other services based on WiscWorld you'll want to note them here.
  6. Click the Request button.

Your request(s) will be sent to the respective service owner for approval and you will see the selected services appear in the Pending section of the form. Once approved, you will receive an email and the service will move to the Accepted section. Your group members will then be able to access the corresponding service(s) after logging into a fresh session with their NetID.

Note that it may take several business days for service owners to review requests. If any questions arise throughout the approval process, or if you wish to expedite the process, please contact manifest@doit.wisc.edu.

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