Accessing the Application Catalog (Windows) or Self Service (Mac)

Where are these programs come from, and who can access them

The Software Center and Self Service are available only to University-owned and managed computers.

These are the user-facing software portals that are part of larger University management systems. They are not available to privately-owned computers.

These resource allow ITSS to provide vetted software installers that can be installed without having administrativ privileges.

These portals may be used by University managed users such as employees and students. The availability of some software is limited to subsets of this population.

Access via the Software Center

If you open the Software Center, there is a link to the Application Catalog shown as the Applications tab on the left side of the screen. 


You can find the Software Center in your start menu under All Applications - Microsoft System Center



You can also find the Software Center by going to the search bar at the bottom left of the screen next to the start menu and typing “Software Center”



Access via Self Service on Mac

For Mac Computers, the application catalog can be accessed through Self Service.You can access Self Service by opening a Finder window. Self Service should be listed with the CSU symbol.


Alternatively, you can do a search on your computer for "Self Service"


Once you open Self Service, you will be prompted to log in with your CSU Chico Credentials. Click "Remember me" to prevent being prompted again.


Most campus supported applications can be found in Self Service. If you have any questions, contact ITSS for assistance.


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