Network Registration (BlueCat)

Service Information

IT Support providers use the BlueCat (Proteus) Device Registration portal to remotely manage IP, DNS, and DHCP registration of Tufts University networked devices.
Quick Access: 

Available To:

IT Professional
Arts & Sciences
Central Administration
Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Medicine
Benefits and Features: 

All devices that access the internet using the Tufts University network (laptops, desktops, e-readers, smartphones, etc.) must be registered before access is granted. IT Support professionals use the Bluecat registration portal, located at, to register an unlimited number of devices, review DNS information, and assign static IP or reserved IP addresses. Key features of Bluecat for IT professionals include:

  • Remote registration of unlimited devices makes lab computer registrations easier 
  • Explore to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of Tufts domains, sub-domains, and DNS zones
  • Change the static/reserved IP address of printers or servers that are moving to a new sub-domain
  • Blacklist or delete hosts 
  • BlueCat Portal is for Tufts IT Professionals only 
  • Users must login with a valid Tufts Username and Tufts Password and be pre-approved for access
Get Started: 

The BlueCat Portal provides Tufts’ IT professionals with the tools they need to manage DHCP changes and configure IP addresses within their subnet. If you do not have access to BlueCat, but have a demonstrated need, contact the Customer Support Center at and provide your: 

  • Tufts Username
  • The name of your manager or direct supervisor
  • A detailed explanation of your needs

To learn more about BlueCat, view the ITKB BlueCat technical documentation section located on the left sidebar of the ITKB. 

IT professionals also have the option to use the administrative Device Registration login, located at, to service lab and end-user DHCP needs. See Network Registration - Accessing the Internet (Administrators) for more information.