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19-Jan-2021

GitLab Upgrade: Tuesday, 26-Jan-2021 @ 10:30 AM

On Tuesday, 26-Jan-2021, starting at 10:30 AM, the CLASSE GitLab will be upgraded, and the service will be unavailable for approximately two hours. Please submit a ServiceRequest with any questions or concerns.

[CIT] Two-Step Login for Cornell Email

As of last week, Two-Step Login for Office 365 is now required for many Cornell employees. For more information, please see the full announcement from CIT. Based on our testing, CLASSE users may need to take the following actions:
  • Windows users: After logging in initially with Duo, you should see no further changes.
  • Mac users: If and when your email stops working, delete and recreate your Exchange accounts.
  • Linux users: Use Outlook on the Web, or submit a ServiceRequest for more information about using Thunderbird.
Please report any email or Duo issues to the CIT Service Desk. You may use Outlook on the Web while your problem is being resolved.

New Mac VPN with Two-Step Login

For Mac users who have upgraded their personal computers to macOS Big Sur, we are offering a trial version of our new Big-Sur-compatible VPN service, known as Pritunl (pronounced Pre-Tunnel). For enhanced security, our Pritunl deployment will include two-step login via Duo, which should be familiar to Cornell users (although a separate CLASSE registration will be required). To get started with this trial version, please see our documentation for instructions.

Pritunl will be deployed to CLASSE-managed Macs when they are upgraded to Big Sur (planned for 2021). For Windows and Linux users, there are no immediate plans to disable the current VPN server (OpenVPN).



General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2:00 PM. The CLASSE-IT group will always announce any expected disruptions in our NewsLetter and via CLASSE-IT-NEWS-L, but with the size and complexity of our network there is always the potential for something to go wrong. We will do our best to contain all network maintenance and planned outages to Tuesdays from 12 noon to 2:00 PM.

Unless other arrangements have been made, CLASSE-managed Windows systems may be updated and rebooted on Tuesday morning at 2:00 AM, so please avoid critical or lengthy operations at that time. For more details, please see SystemExpectations.


Questions or problems? Submit a service request.

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Topic revision: r6 - 19 Jan 2021, WilliamBrangan
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