Jessica Rohr, ITS Communications

Jessica Rohr, ITS Communications

Contact Jessica at jbelle@umich.edu.

PaaS the pizza: Understanding cloud basics

Today, much of our university uses services that run in the cloud—such as Canvas, Duo Security, U-M Box and Google, Concur, and Qualtrics. Your smartphones run your favorite apps in the cloud, Spotify plays music in the cloud, ToDoist keeps you scheduled in the cloud. These are Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud solutions. Information and Technology Services… Read More »

Remember Duo Remember Me?

When students, staff, and faculty come to you with concerns about the latest virus, hack, or phishing attempt, pass on the good news that turning on two-factor to protect their U-M Weblogin and personal data is even easier. In April, the university added the Remember Me option to two-factor for services accessed via the Weblogin page. It allows you… Read More »

Celebrating Duo’s first year at U-M: Exceeding expectations

The university recently marked the first anniversary of its switch to Duo Security for two-factor authentication. As of July 20, 2017, more than 11,000 faculty and 36,000 staff on all the university campuses — including Michigan Medicine —  use Duo two-factor to help secure sensitive university data, including research and personal data. With increasing numbers of students and… Read More »

Keep up with the EIAM program

With several projects already underway, the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program wants to help the university’s IT and administrative community stay on top of the latest news, outreach activities, and ongoing plans to improve how people obtain and use U-M accounts and access U-M resources. The program recently launched two new resources to stay connected: EIAM… Read More »

No more MTokens! Last RSA server retired

As of December 5, the last server supporting U-M’s former two-factor authentication vendor, RSA, was retired at the university after more than a decade of use. The retirement of RSA and MTokens marks the last step in the vendor replacement process. Since July 2016, cloud-based Duo Security has provided the university’s two-factor authentication service, offering a variety of… Read More »

Two-factor authentication expansion continues

Two-factor (Duo) authentication expansion continues on all U-M campuses. In addition to the option to turn on Duo for Weblogin, some IT services have also begun requiring it. ITS Windows Servers: ITS enabled Duo on more than 440 of its Windows servers. MiServer: New and existing managed MiServer instances now require Duo at the administrative level unless the… Read More »