During the downtime of the cluster we also changed to a new JupyterHub version. Please see below the changes and new features. The current system also does not run in a python virtual-environment anymore, which will allow own python modules. Please be aware that these still need to be compatible with the running version (3.9.9).… Continue Reading JupyterHub changes
The authentication of our webmail (https://owa.ist.ac.at/) has been changed to use our Shibboleth SSO (as most other applications), so it looks like: If you are on Campus/connected via VPN with an IST device, you should be logged in automatically, as well as if you already logged in somewhere else via SSO. Because of this change,… Continue Reading OWA changed to SSO
If you tried to access https://ppms.ist.ac.at/ and only got the following result: you are probably running an ad blocker in your browser. Even though it is highly recommended to run one, it can also block legitimate pages. One blocker IT can suggest is: uBlock Origin, which is available for all major browsers. To access PPMS,… Continue Reading PPMS is not loading
This is an informational post, for those who are interested, how remote access has been changed during the Corona lock-down – compared to a “on-campus” situation. If you need to know more about our possibilities to work from home, please see: Working remotely. (Most graphs we just started a week before the actual lock-down.) Remote-Desktop… Continue Reading Remote access over the last months
We just finished the first implementation for multi-factor authentication for some services at IST Austria. MFA tokens can be created via https://privacy.ist.ac.at/ (ONLY available via VPN/Remote Desktop or on campus) SSO login will then have an additional mask to enter the token, but ONLY if you login from outside IST Austria. (without VPN and/or Remote… Continue Reading MFA at IST Austria
This message was received by many of our IST community. These messages are (almost) always just phishing mails, as it is much (much much much) easier to get money buy just sending email. Never pay something! Actually, a wave of phishing mails is currently expected, as many people work from home, more vulnerable to such… Continue Reading 2020-03-16 threatening message
From tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) morning on, you will be able to modify/create/delete all files and folders in H:\OLD_H_Drive. You can safely use the current H:\ drive and there are no additional changes planned/needed. If you do not have a H:\ Home drive, or your current H:\ does not contain a folder OLD_H_Drive, please contact… Continue Reading What happened with my H:\ drive?
We get a lot E-Mails every day, but when receiving a message from the boss (or another company leader) we are on alert. This is how criminals try to get our attention, and just lately we (i.e. recipients at IST Austria) received a couple of emails impersonating managers/heads of IST Austria. These – so called… Continue Reading Spear phishing – CEO fraud