What’s New

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News & Announcements from SAS Computing

Drupal Approved Modules

The School of Arts and Sciences Information Security and Unix Systems regularly audits Drupal modules to ensure security and stability.

Guidelines for Secure Input Filters

As stated in the Drupal configuration pages, "Improper text format configuration is a security risk." 

Request Form for Canvas is Available

An online form to request Canvas course sites is now available. You can access the form at https://dla.library.upenn.edu/siterequest/ or by going to the Libraries’ Courseware home page (http://www.library.upenn.edu/courseware/) and looking for the Course Request Form link on the menu on the left of the page.

After the request is approved and your site is created, you will be able to log in and start working in Canvas.

PGP Installation

Note: As of 12/8/2009 these directions assume you are working with a non-domain member machine.  We will provide additional details for domain-member machines.

PGP Installation

Facstaff Mail Issues for Some Users: RESOLVED

As of 11AM on 12/16 we believe the system is stabilized.  We are still diagnosing the larger hardware issue and monitoring the system closely, but we hope to avoid further outages during busin

RESOLVED: Facstaff networking issue

This issue was resolved as of noon.  Thank you.

 

Enable IPFW on Mac OS X

Apple's OS X includes two firewalls, but only one, the application firewall, is often utilized by end users.  When you examine the firewall settings though the Settings panel, what you see is

Scheduled SAS Web Downtime: Tuesday August 6th - 5:30 PM

We are scheduling a short interruption (23 minutes) of web services at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 5:30 PM. All SAS hosted web services will be unavailable during this interruption.

7/24 11:45AM: Interruptions to Facstaff SMTP (mail sending)

As of 11:45AM some facstaff users experienced problems sending mail.  The hardware problem that caused the issue has been routed around, and all services should be available.

RESOLVED: 1PM: Facstaff Problem Impacting Web Account Services

As of 1PM all services are restored.