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Linux Login Changes for CAT supported systems (switching to Kerberos)

Logins to most CAT supported Linux systems are moving to a different underlying authentication system (known as “kerberos”). Here are the potential side effects of that change. 1) Login using password This is the most common method used for logging in. With a few exceptions, users will not notice any change. If you are unable [...]

2020-09-09T21:33:04+00:00September 9th, 2020|

Pre-Fall DOWNTIMES WINDOWS/LINUX – September 2020

Computer lab systems in MCECS will be reloaded with newer versions of operating systems and software. Many of them are now remotely accessible due to the building closures. Large scale lab reloads may stretch across multiple days depending on problems encountered. The following is our projected schedule. WINDOWS Most of the Windows computer lab systems [...]

2020-09-25T17:06:56+00:00August 27th, 2020|

PhpMyAdmin/phpPgAdmin going behind MCECS authentication

MySQL and Postgres users, As a security measure, we are putting the externally available web interfaces for our user based MySQL and Postgres database servers on db.cecs.pdx.edu behind MCECS authentication. This means that users who want to get to those interfaces will have to first authenticate with their MCECS credentials (login/password). For MySQL details, see: [...]

2020-07-27T01:45:15+00:00July 27th, 2020|

New Ubuntu Linux upgrade coming in September 2020 – Testers Needed

We will be migrating most user-centered Ubuntu Linux systems (login servers and Linux computer labs) to version 20.04 LTS (Focal). Our plan is to stage much of this upgrade in the early part of September 2020, from the 9th through the 11th. We need users who are willing to test out the new environment to [...]

2020-07-21T14:16:03+00:00July 21st, 2020|

Postgres and MySQL web interfaces going behind the firewall

[For database/web developers in MCECS] While direct client access to CAT managed Postgres and MySQL database services are firewalled, the web interfaces for manipulating those databases, phpPgAdmin and phpMyAdmin, have been directly accessible without the need for a VPN. On Wednesday, June 17th, we will be locking down access to these web interfaces as well. [...]

2020-06-09T16:46:58+00:00June 9th, 2020|

What the Tutors Do

  Note: Due to COVID-19, the CS tutors will not be hosting drop-in tutoring in person. Please use their email or slack channel to get assistance. What the Tutors Do This document is an outline of what students and instructors should expect from the Computer Science Tutors of Portland State University. Please contact [...]

2020-09-13T14:13:03+00:00September 18th, 2017|

Directions to CS Tutors

  Note: Due to COVID-19, the CS tutors will not be hosting drop-in tutoring in person. Please use their email or slack channel to get assistance. Directions We are located in the basement of the Fourth Avenue Building, directly underneath the Engineering Building. Campus Map:   Enter through the Engineering Building: [...]

2020-09-13T14:13:29+00:00September 18th, 2017|

CS Tutors

Mission The Tutors have been hired by the Computer Science Department to help students in CS161 through CS311 with coursework, programming, and the MCECS computing environment. The Tutors are Computer Science students who have strong communication skills and a demonstrated mastery of the basic undergraduate Computer Science curriculum. The mission of this team [...]

2020-09-13T14:11:46+00:00June 9th, 2017|