As OIT’s Single Sign-On banner has been saying for the last few weeks, all PSU employees will be required to use Duo Two-Factor Authentication after February 25th. If you have not yet opted in for two factor authentication via OAM (the Odin Account Manager), you may want to do so before the deadline so that [...]
If you are experiencing problems connecting to the CAT OpenVPN with reports of an expired certificate, please re-install our configuration that matches your platform from the CAT website: https://cat.pdx.edu/services/network/vpn-services/ One of our newer configurations had an erroneous certificate that expired. This has been fixed in the downloadable configuration files.
If you still have any computers running Windows 7, you probably already know that Microsoft will be ending support for this operating system on January 14th, 2020. We are working to remediate the risks to MCECS/PSU from these systems after the deadline (since they will no longer have security updates). Over the past few months, [...]
After September 19, 2019, web.cecs.pdx.edu, the user pages web server, will be running Ubuntu Linux 18.04 (Bionic). This affects web pages accessed through the URL scheme of: https://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~username The PHP version that comes with this release is the 7.2.x series.
[Are you an MCECS computer or laptop user with an OIT managed load? Are you thinking of getting your laptop loaded by OIT to get a managed configuration? If so, read on....] Since the CAT doesn’t have the resources to provide managed and supported laptop configurations, an increasing number MCECS users have been opting to [...]
MCECS, CPSO and PSU have worked together to enhance security and safety in EB and FAB without sacrificing accessibility. To this end the exterior door hours are changing. The changes below will go into effect on Monday September 16, 2019. New hours for exterior doors: Harrison Street Doors (east and west) 24/7 card access only [...]
On Friday, August 30, we will be decommissioning the old Centos 5 systems used by many ECE students in the last 6+ years. These were equivalent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Centos/RHEL 5 has been out of active operating system support for many years. ECE Linux tools are migrating to hosts running a newer [...]
On August 1st, we will be removing the default Oracle Java install on CAT supported Windows desktops. We are taking this action in order to maintain the security of CAT supported desktop Windows systems. Due to recent changes to licensing from Oracle, we are no longer able to freely install newer, patched versions of the [...]
During the Windows Server downtime on Friday night (7/12/2019), the server that provides some minor Windows applications to desktops will be migrated to new hardware. Users on CAT supported Tier 1/2 systems should not notice any changes. If you have made any manual mappings to a server called \\FROST, you will need to update them [...]
Starting in Summer Term 2019, the subsidized print quota and rates for buying additional capacity are changing for printers in MCECS student labs. This is driven by a need to reduce paper/media consumption and better reflect our actual costs for providing the service. The new rates are: BW single sided - $0.08 BW double sided [...]