When MCommunity was updated on July 30, 2022, the URLs of individual profile pages and MCommunity Group pages were changed. An automatic redirect function has been in place since the update, but the redirect is scheduled to end on August 8, 2023. Links will need to be updated on unit web pages, online curricula, class or department profiles,… Read More »
On December 8, an MCommunity release improved deactivated and expired group functionality. Instead of deleting groups as they do today, owners now deactivate groups, thus affording all owners an option to restore groups. My Groups in MCommunity now includes a new Trash tab showing group owners all their deactivated and expired groups. Owners can recover groups for 30… Read More »
Released over ten years ago, MCommunity recently went through a remarkable transformation! The MCommunity Directory replaced the legacy U-M Online Directory (UMOD) in the summer of 2011. A major driver for the replacement was that UMOD did not support authentication and managing access to U-M resources based on who is affiliated with the university and in what capacity.… Read More »
If you are changing jobs, retiring, or leaving U-M, move any files needed for university business somewhere that your colleagues can access and set appropriate permissions. This includes files on your computer; files in Google at U-M, Dropbox at U-M, and other online storage; and MCommunity groups. Use shared storage space when you can It is best to… Read More »
Groups used for U-M business, such as email and providing access to resources, require proper management to prevent interruption of important work-related activities.
A behind-the-scenes update is being made over several weeks during March to the U-M Google mail forwarding address.
Are you creating new MCommunity groups to help you collaborate and stay in touch with people while working or learning remotely? Group owners are responsible for ensuring that members of their group have a good experience. The MCommunity Directory includes options to help you do that. If you own a group, your responsibilities include: Having a clear purpose… Read More »
Your profile Your MCommunity profile shows only information related to your U-M affiliation. For U-M staff members, publicly viewable information includes: name, uniqname, email address, U-M affiliation, title, and U-M work phone number and address. You can choose privacy settings for additional information about yourself, such as your notice or description. You can choose whether the additional information… Read More »
The ITS Identity and Access Management functional and operations team successfully upgraded the MCommunity ecosystem in October, 2018. This project involved upgrades of the Identity Manager and eDirectory systems. It was the final phase of an 18-month effort to transition the MCommunity ecosystem off of virtual hardware and onto a hybrid virtual/physical hardware architecture with an eye towards… Read More »
In early February, ITS retired its oldest running production system—the Uniqname Service (UNS). Implemented in 1992, UNS was running on outdated hardware with an old homegrown “UMCE Linux” operating system. Due to high risk, the system had not been shut down or upgraded since 2012. “We were concerned about the fragility and technical debt associated with the homegrown… Read More »
After over a year in development and testing in collaboration with the UM-Ann Arbor ITS Identity and Access Management team, UM-Flint ITS completed a project designed to synchronize employees’ UMICH passwords to their Flint LAN accounts. This project has reduced the number of passwords UM-Flint employees need to remember and increased the time between password changes to one… Read More »
ITS recently completed critical enhancements to MCommunity, which had been experiencing significant backlogs during peak data periods. Additions, changes, and removals for individuals and groups were taking days to process, which caused provisioning and communication issues for campus. In the fall of 2016, ITS set a priority to improve the reliability and performance of MCommunity as well as… Read More »
Private groups in the MCommunity Directory now hide not only the members, but also the owners and moderators. Aside from enhancing overall MCommunity privacy, this feature, which was implemented May 13, will help make the kind of email spoofing that occurred earlier this year more difficult. It stops would-be email spoofers from discovering and impersonating the moderator of… Read More »
Do you plan to hit the road this spring or summer? You can edit your MCommunity Away Message on-the-go from your phone. The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team expects to replace the current interface to MCommunity this summer with a new one that is designed to work on all your devices and with modern web browsers. You… Read More »
With over 70,000 active accounts, U-M Box is one of the most popular IT services on campus. We are happy to announce that you are now able to use MCommunity groups to collaborate in U-M Box. This new feature will be very helpful to faculty and students, particularly those who use the service as part of their classroom… Read More »