January 6, 2014

Today's topics:

CLASSE Windows desktops Firefox update to Firefox 24ESR

CLASSE managed desktops running Windows will be updated to Firefox 24ESR next Monday during the normal Windows Update period. There should be few changes to the UI, specifically the icon is slightly different.

ILC Wiki Upgrade and Migration

On Tuesday, 1/7, at 10am, the ILC Wiki will be merged into the main CLASSE Foswiki server. Once the migration is complete, you will use CLASSE usernames and passwords to login to the ILC wiki areas.

Scientific Linux 6 switchover to CLASSE authentication

On Tuesday, 1/14, all SL6 systems will switch over to CLASSE authentication. This will mean that starting Tuesday morning, you will need to use your CLASSE username and password to login to any SL6 system.

In order to make sure you know your CLASSE username and password, you can try logging in to lnx201.classe.cornell.edu or accessing the following wiki page: https://wiki.classe.cornell.edu/Sandbox/Testauth/WebHome

All legacy Linux systems (SL5 and older) will continue to authenticate using LNS / LEPP credentials. In addition, many services (Training database, EDMS, etc.) are still authenticating against LNS. Anytime you are prompted for "CLASSE Username," "CLASSE Credentials," or "CLASSE Authentication," use your CLASSE username and password. Anytime you are prompted for W4restrict, LNS, or LEPP credentials, use your legacy LNS username and passwords. For more information, please see ClasseAuthentication.

Please see CLASSESinglePassword for more information on CLASSE passwords, including steps you can take to unify your passwords and ease the ongoing and gradual migration from legacy authentication systems (LEPP, LNS, and CHESS) to CLASSE.

General network and server maintenance will occur every Tuesday from 12:00 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 12:00 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: r5 - 12 Feb 2019, WernerSun
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