Pulling another 12 hour day (on a Weekend) is what IT is all about!…isnt it?
We have now re-configured EHUs Authentication servers. During this (advertised) downtime we did notice many users trying to access services such as ‘GO’ and WebCT today, probably with little effect. We have completed our work and the service is now available. Please try again.
In a perfect world computer systems would not warrant any attention!, they would come into this life (EHU) boxed and sealed, all ready installed, they would unpack, rack mount, configure, upgrade, procure a replacement before it’s warranty has expired, and with a little bit of luck just be good little servers! If this were true we would be out of a job….but like any child there’s always time for the Naughty Step!!
This weekend myself and Paul Cheeseman from Core Services will be re-configuring the Identity management servers (the backend authentication mechanism of which the ‘GO’ Portal, WebCT and GroupWise WebMail relies on).
This will make the syncronisation of passwords much more reliable both from an end-user propective but also from a IT support point of view. It will allow IT Services to progress with the developement of the new version of the ‘GO Portal’ and EHUs Shibboleth implementation (or ShibbyWibbyWoo depending on how many Red Bulls you’ve drunk!).
Let’s hope they behave!!
As anyone who caught last nights Top Gear Special on BBC2 it was (apparently) a FIRST for a car (needless to say a rather large one) to be driven to the North Pole.
In a similar vein welcome to Corporate Business Systems FIRST expedition into the world of blogging…..Be it without all the danger and far less Polar Bears!
Please read about what our teams function is within the University
Our current work includes:
On-going upgrades to the Student Information Database (to version 2.1) and Oracle 10g Discoverer Reporting environments
Shibboleth Integration with the UK Federation and Athens Electronic Library Resources
Working with Core Services to further improve on the success of the identity management process
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Senior CBS Officer (Oracle DBA)