Over the past several months, OCIO has collaborated with key university stakeholders and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a university-configured AWS service for employees, called Ohio State AWS.The new service enables Ohio State employees to leverage AWS’s impressive portfolio of scalable, on-demand computing, database, storage and application services, but also provides all the benefits of an enterprise service.
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Beginning on Thursday, October 11 when you log into systems protected by BuckeyePass(link is external) powered by Duo, you will now have the option use a “Remember me for 1 day” feature. Using this feature will enable BuckeyePass to trust that specific device and browser combination for one day, so for that specific device and browser combination, you will only need to authenticate through BuckeyePass once per day for any web application using Shibboleth and BuckeyePass.
As announced last month, BuckeyePass will protect eTimesheet and eLeave beginning on Sept. 30. Since we began expanding the number of applications protected by BuckeyePass(link is external), we’ve heard some concerns about difficulties connecting because of poor cell or Wi-Fi signals. With some advance preparation, there are always solutions.
Weak Cell Service/No Cell Service – your options:
Adobe Creative Cloud Service is the latest addition to our library of site-licensed software, which contains public domain or bulk purchase software that OCIO offers to the university community at no cost. Faculty and staff can access this service beginning Friday, October 5!
The 2019 Ohio State calendar, featuring university holidays, semester start dates and commencements is now available from the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. The PDF version is available to download, print and share with colleagues.
A phishing campaign has targeted the university, resulting in many students and some faculty and staff receiving numerous fraudulent, harmful messages. The Enterprise Security and OCIO teams are working to address this problem.
What to look for
Features of this campaign have included:
BuckeyePass is a self-service tool. That means you can add, modify and remove devices at any time as needed. We recommend having at least two devices registered, in case your primary device is lost, damaged or stolen. This will become increasingly important as BuckeyePass is added to more systems, such as eTimesheet and eLeave on Sept. 30 and Carmen and Vita on Oct. 11.
If you are planning to be away from campus, it is important to plan ahead if you need access to university systems and information. BuckeyePass multi-factor authentication is required on many university systems. For example, eTimesheet and eLeave will be protected by BuckeyePass beginning on Sept 30. Please follow the tips below to ensure access while away:
The IT Service Desk is available at the BuckeyeBar during business hours and by phone at 614-688-4357 (HELP) around the clock to help you solve technology problems. When it’s time to purchase new parking passes, we generally get numerous requests for password resets. We are here to help if you need it, but often users can fix problems more quickly on their own if they have the correct information or visit our self-service site.
To continue to improve security, we plan to add BuckeyePass.multifactor authentication to eLeave and eTimesheet on September 30. We also have approval from university leadership to add BuckeyePass to CarmenCanvas later this fall. We wanted to prepare you for these upcoming changes with resources to address common concerns you may have: