Multifactor Authentication: How to Register a Device and Begin Using the Service

Guidelines for Deciding What Type of Devices to Register

You have the option to register a wide variety of devices to use with multifactor authentication. How do you know which device is the best fit? Consider these general guidelines:

  1. If you have a smartphone, enroll your smartphone for multifactor authentication and select “Send me a Push” when authenticating. A notification will be sent or "pushed" to your smartphone when you try to log in. Tap Approve to complete the login process.

Pitt Printing: My Print Center Frequently Asked Questions

 1.     What is My Print Center?

        My Print Center lets students manage their Pitt Printing, including these tasks:

Linux: Using SSH and sFTP to Access the University's Unix Timesharing Service


Your University Computing Account gives you access to file storage space on the Unix Timesharing Service.  In order to access this space, you must use one of two secure connection methods:  SSH or sFTP.   

•  SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is a program that enables you to securely log in to a remote computer.  SSH should be used in place of telnet, which is an insecure method of connecting to a remote computer. 

SharePoint Online Provides Rich Set of Collaboration Tools

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SharePoint Online and Office 365 provide University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff with a rich set of collaboration tools from a single, convenient online location. Create and develop your ideas, share information with friends and colleagues, and work together more effectively.  

With SharePoint Online and Office 365, you can:

  • Create Collaborative Web sites: Create sites that you can use to store files, collaborate with others, create tasks, manage schedules, build workflows, or start a blog. You can share your site with others, even people outside Pitt.
  • Store, Sync, and Work Together on Documents: SharePoint includes OneDrive for Business, which allows you to store up by 5 TB of files in the cloud so that you can easily access them across all of your devices. You can share your documents with anyone, and you can use sync to work with your files while you're offline. You can even work together on the same document at the same time, chat with collaborators right from within the document, and easily revert to previous versions of files whenever you need to.
  • Use Office on Any Device: Office Online gives you access to Office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more in the cloud. So you can create and edit Office documents from anywhere on any device.
  • Connect People, Documents, and Ideas: SharePoint includes Delve, a unique visual search tool that helps you find useful and interesting content anywhere in Office 365. You can use Delve to find documents you have worked on recently or documents your friends and colleagues have been working on. Just type a name and you will be able to see everything that person has given you permission to view.
  • Share and Manage Your Videos: Office 365 Video is included with SharePoint Online. It allows you to upload, watch, and share videos anywhere, anytime, on any device. Spotlight recommendations and custom channels help you find video content that is most relevant and helpful to you.

Students, faculty, and staff can access SharePoint Online at pitt.sharepoint.com or by logging in to My Pitt and clicking SharePoint Online. We have also created a detailed Web page at http://technology.pitt.edu/sharepoint with videos explaining each of these benefits in more detail. The page also includes links to online training offered through lynda.pitt.edu.

Using SENF to Remove Personal Information from Your Linux Computer


SENF is a portable tool for finding sensitive numbers on your Linux computer. This software tool identifies files on your system that may have Social Security number or credit card number information. This document explains how to use the basic installation and scan features of SENF.

PittNet(Wireless): Connect with Mobile Devices or Linux

CSSD cannot provide instructions to configure Linux devices, cell phones, smart phones, or other wi-fi devices to connect to Wireless PittNet or Wireless-PittNet-Fast. We do provide the information you will need to configure your device to connect: