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Code snippets

A web page may contain code such as JavaScript that carries out an action, or CSS which changes the appearance of a page. These snippets may reference other files. If they use http:// sources, these will stop working.

These will be referenced using the HTML <script>, <link>, or <style>.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol used by networked devices (clients) to obtain the parameters necessary for operation in an Internet Protocol network. Specific IP reservation requests can be made via ITS helpdeskor or by completing the online form.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource participating in the Internet. DNS assignments can be made via ITS Helpdesk or or by completing the online form.


In computing, Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) is a secure network protocol suite that authenticates and encrypts the packets of data to provide secure encrypted communication between two computers over an Internet Protocol network. It is used in virtual private networks (VPNs).


An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is an organisation that provides access to the internet or related internet services.

ITS Account

An ITS account is provided to allow members of the university to access resources provided by IT Services.

Linked web content

Content embedded into a web page, or modifying its appearance. For example, images, fonts, audio, video, JavaScript, CSS stylesheets, or inline frames.

These will be referenced using the HTML <img>, <audio>, <video>, <source>, <script>, <link>, <iframe> or <object>.

Network Firewall

An automated system designed to restrict controlled access to University IP address space. Specific network firewall requests can be made via the ITS Helpdesk or by completing the online form.


SFTP is a program that uses SSH to transfer files. All information is encrypted, preventing passwords and sensitive information from being readable over the network. Although functionally similar to FTP, it is technically quite different, and so you can't use a standard FTP client to talk to an SFTP server, nor can you connect to an FTP server with a client that supports only SFTP.
TLS 1.2

Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 is a protocol designed to provide secure communication over a computer network.


A VPN is a virtual private network. A VPN allows you to create a secure connection to the University's network over the Internet.

Warwick University ID

This is the seven-digit number that is used to identify members of Warwick.

Where can I find my University ID?

  • Applicants can find their University ID on any correspondence sent to them by the Warwick Admissions team.
  • Students applying for a place at Warwick will find their University ID on the formal acceptance letter
  • Enrolled students and members of staff, will be able to find their University ID, in their Warwick membership card.
Web Browser

A web browser is a software program that allows a user to locate, access, and display web pages. Web browsers are used to display and access websites on the internet.