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UMIACS provides local support for a trusted on premise messaging platform using [https://mattermost.com Mattermost].  It supports direct one to one messaging, teams with public and private channels, extensive search capablities and file sharing.  
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UMIACS provides local support for a trusted on premise messaging platform using [https://mattermost.com Mattermost].  It supports direct one to one messaging, teams with public and private channels, extensive search capablities and file sharing.  This is a web based platform hosted in one of our physical on-premise data centers.
  
 
   https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu
 
   https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu
  
This is an on-prem solution integrated into our [[GitLab]] authentication system with its [[MFA]] requirement.  When signing in it will prompt you to use [[GitLab]] to login and if you haven't already then log in with the UMIACS Single Single Sign On.
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This is integrated into our [[GitLab]] authentication system with its [[MFA]] requirement.  When signing in it will prompt you to use [[GitLab]] to login and if you haven't already then log in with the UMIACS Single Single Sign On.
  
 
You will be presented with which Teams you would like to join by default and you can select the '''UMIACS''' Team.  Faculty, Labs and Centers may request a private Team for their research groups, labs or centers by sending an email to [mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu].
 
You will be presented with which Teams you would like to join by default and you can select the '''UMIACS''' Team.  Faculty, Labs and Centers may request a private Team for their research groups, labs or centers by sending an email to [mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu].
  
 
= User Documentation =
 
= User Documentation =
Mattermost maintains extensive [https://docs.mattermost.com/guides/user.html documentation] about using the service including Teams, Channels and Direct Messages.   
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Mattermost maintains extensive [https://docs.mattermost.com/guides/user.html documentation] about using the service including Teams, Channels and Direct Messages.  It supports rich text messaging capabilities including using markdown and other simple formatting techniques.
  
 
= Applications =
 
= Applications =
There are a number of desktop applications that can be [https://mattermost.com/download/#mattermostApps downloaded].  You will need to enter the URL for our service when using these applications, <code>https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu</code>.
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There are a number of desktop and mobile applications that can be [https://mattermost.com/download/#mattermostApps downloaded].  You will need to enter the URL for our service when using these applications, <code>https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu</code> to sign in and use the service.
  
 
= Data Retention =
 
= Data Retention =
 
Teams will be archived if there is no activity for 6 months within the team channels.  User account data will be archived when their UMIACS accounts are archived.
 
Teams will be archived if there is no activity for 6 months within the team channels.  User account data will be archived when their UMIACS accounts are archived.

Revision as of 02:13, 30 April 2019

UMIACS provides local support for a trusted on premise messaging platform using Mattermost. It supports direct one to one messaging, teams with public and private channels, extensive search capablities and file sharing. This is a web based platform hosted in one of our physical on-premise data centers.

 https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu

This is integrated into our GitLab authentication system with its MFA requirement. When signing in it will prompt you to use GitLab to login and if you haven't already then log in with the UMIACS Single Single Sign On.

You will be presented with which Teams you would like to join by default and you can select the UMIACS Team. Faculty, Labs and Centers may request a private Team for their research groups, labs or centers by sending an email to staff@umiacs.umd.edu.

User Documentation

Mattermost maintains extensive documentation about using the service including Teams, Channels and Direct Messages. It supports rich text messaging capabilities including using markdown and other simple formatting techniques.

Applications

There are a number of desktop and mobile applications that can be downloaded. You will need to enter the URL for our service when using these applications, https://mattermost.umiacs.umd.edu to sign in and use the service.

Data Retention

Teams will be archived if there is no activity for 6 months within the team channels. User account data will be archived when their UMIACS accounts are archived.