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Pitt Passport: Your Trusted Single Sign-On Experience

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:10

Overview

A new login page called Pitt Passport is coming to the University services you use every day, including My Pitt, pitt.box.com, CourseWeb, PRISM, PittSource, and more. Pitt Passport is a Single Sign-On solution that delivers a consistent, trusted login experience across University services.

The new Pitt Passport login page will replace the variety of different login pages you currently see when accessing University services. The new page always begins with passport.pitt.edu in the address bar of your browser, and it looks like this:

Pitt Passport Login Page

The Pitt Passport login page will not replace all University login pages at the same time. Instead, we will implement the new login page on a service-by-service basis during the next several months. You can view our implementation schedule below. We will update this schedule on an ongoing basis with additional services and implementation dates.

Pitt Passport Implementation Schedule

Date Service Name
April 30 My Pitt Email for faculty and staff
May 28 Legacy Webmail
June 11 Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
June 11 PeopleSoft Mobile (psmobile.pitt.edu)
June 11 University of Pittsburgh Document Management (ImageNow)
July 16 My Pitt
August 5 PittSource
August 6 Online Training (lynda.pitt.edu)
August 13 Office 365
August 13 PRISM
September 28 pitt.box.com

 

Pitt Passport Benefits

Pitt Passport will provide the University community with a number of benefits.

  • Consistent, trusted login experience: When Pitt Passport is fully implemented, you will see the same login page no matter what service you access. You can easily verify that the login page is safe by confirming the address in your browser begins with passport.pitt.edu.
  • Option to enhance security with multifactor authentication: You can add a layer of protection to Pitt Passport by choosing to enable multifactor authentication for specific University services. Multifactor authentication means that to log in to a service, you will need two “factors”: something you know (like your password) and something you have (like a mobile phone on which you will receive a login confirmation notice). So if you want to add an extra layer of security when you log in to view your grades or check your retirement plan, you have the option to do so.  
  • Ability to review your login history: Pitt Passport also enables you to see exactly when your username and password were used to access specific University services. If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can report it immediately. See the section below for details.

View Pitt Passport Login History

One of the benefits of Pitt Passport is that it allows you to view your login history. Your login history represents every occasion when your username and password were used to access specific University services.

If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can click the Report an issue link to notify the Technology Help Desk.

To view your login history, complete these steps:

1. Log in to accounts.pitt.edu with your University Computing Account username and password.

2. Click View Pitt Passport Login History.

View your login history

There are three ways to view your login history:

Full Login History

This tab displays a chronological history of your logins.

  • Click a column header to sort logins by that column.
  • If you want to view only the occasions when your username and password were used to log in to a service from outside the University's network (for example, from a coffee shop or a house), click the box next to Hide Pitt IP Address Logins. This option helps you quickly review logins that occurred from devices that were not connected to the University's network. 
  • If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.   
  • You can click the Download link to download a spreadsheet of your login history in .csv (comma-separated value) format, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel.  

Full login history

IP Login History

This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by "IP address". An IP address is a unique address assigned to a specific computer or mobile device. This tab makes it easy to review what logins were made from specific devices. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link. 

IP Login History

Service Login History

This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by University services. It makes it easy to review every time you logged in to a specific service. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.

Service login history 

Note: Services that have not yet been registered with University may display a number instead of a name in the Services column. The service name will appear once the service has been registered.

Questions?

If you have questions about Pitt Passport, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357].

 

Advanced Threat Protection for Your University Email

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:34

 

The implementation of Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection on June 4, 2016 will add another layer to the University’s existing security controls. Advanced Threat Protection enhances security and helps protect against advanced persistent threats with two new features: Safe Links and Safe Attachments.

Safe Links

Safe Links evaluates the links in an email message in real time to determine whether they link to safe or harmful content. All links evaluated by Safe Links will be replaced by a longer URL that that begins with https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?’, similar to the example shown below.

Safe Links example

If the link is safe, you will be sent to the original Web address when you click on it. If the link is not safe, you will see a warning message indicating that the Web site you are trying to visit is harmful.

Safe Attachments

Safe Attachments is a feature that protects against harmful email attachments. Safe Attachments opens attachments in a virtual environment and analyzes their behavior to determine whether they are harmful. If the attachment is safe, it will be delivered to you along with the original email message. If the attachment is harmful, the email will be blocked and the message and attachment will not be delivered.

The analysis process may cause some minimal (measured in minutes) delay in delivery to you of email messages with attachments.

More information about Advanced Threat Protection is available at http://technology.pitt.edu/atp.

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Maintenance to Affect Several Enterprise Systems Dec. 22-23

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 13:28

 

Maintenance on the University Central Directory Service will affect several enterprise systems from 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22 through 1:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23.

The Manage My Account feature on My Pitt and the Panther Central ID system will be unavailable while the work is being completed. Students, faculty, and staff will not be able to sign up for, or make changes to, information in the Emergency Notification Service during this time as well. (Please note that the University will be able to deliver emergency notifications to subscribers while the work takes place.)

Several other services will also be unavailable during the maintenance period, including some features of My Pitt (my.pitt.edu), CourseWeb, the self-service password reset service, some features of the Student Information System (PeopleSoft), access to grades and class schedules, the Find People Web site (find.pitt.edu), Outside the Classroom Curriculum, self-service account activations, the Parchment transcript request system, the PantherBuy system, new Guest Wireless requests, Read Green, and online help forms on the technology.pitt.edu Web site. 

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have questions regarding this announcement.

Pitt Mobile App Challenge

And the Winners Are...

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Pitt Mobile App Challenge! We had more Code It entries and more Show It entries than during any previous year. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated by submitting an entry or voting for their favorites. You helped make this year’s App Challenge a huge success!

And now the winners:

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Departments

Install the full Microsoft Office apps on your Android or iOS phone and on up to five different computers.

Training: Logging in to Lynda

Using a Computer or Tablet

You have three options when logging in via a Web browser:

 

Via lynda.pitt.edu:

  1. Go to lynda.pitt.edu and click Log In.

  2. Enter your University Computing Account username and password on the Pitt Passport authentication page and click Submit.

Email: Read My Pitt Email on your phone or tablet

You can set up your smartphone or tablet to access your My Pitt Email. We recommend you connect your mobile device using ActiveSync. ActiveSync is the most commonly used connection method and allows you to access your email, calendar, and contacts.