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Apollo is an authorization repository. It has functionality that allows developers to set up authorization schema profiles for their applications. In addition, any employee can set up group profiles to interact with these authorization profiles or stand alone. Once application authorization or group profiles have been set up, developers can programmatically check for these authorizations or memberships in their own applications.

  • Apollo

    Apollo is a mainframe based authorization system used by the administrative applications housed on the mainframe or within the UT Direct application framework.

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    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    • Define attributes for the type of authorization allowed
    • Set up groups to manage authorizations more easily
    • Define audits to enforce authorizations for people, such as employment status or entitlements
    • Delegate authority to grant or revoke authorizations or group memberships to non-developers
    • Secured module and web interfaces provide parallel functionality

    Apollo is centrally funded. Apollo is available at no cost to developers.

    Service Level Objectives

    Intended users

    Apollo can be used by mainframe developers to provide authorization functionality in the applications they maintain.

    Supported computing environment

    The web interface to Apollo is supported in the list of preferred browsers. The current list of browsers can be found on the Web Guidelines page.

    Technical support

    Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 technical support is available during normal business hours. Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.

    Tier 1

    End users should start with Tier 1 technical support. Any user can call the UT Service Desk at 512-475-9400.

    Tier 2

    Departmental support staff and the UT Service Desk may escalate issues to Tier 2. The Identity Management (IDM) Liaison will refer issues to IDM team members as needed.


    ITS will notify customers about both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance using the Alerts and Outages page of service availability and service delivery issues. Services may not be available during the maintenance periods.

    Scheduled maintenance may occur either Tuesday or Thursday at 7:00am, as needed. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during scheduled maintenance.

    Unscheduled maintenance tasks that require service downtime will be announced as soon as possible on the Alerts and Outages page.

    Change notification: ITS will notify customers using the Alerts and Outages page of service availability and service delivery issues for Apollo.

    User responsibilities

    Subscribers (users) of the service and identified owners/administrators agree to be aware of and adhere to the university's Acceptable Use Policy.