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COMING SOON: You will see a new screen before signing in to certain WVU tools

Starting Monday, June 24, you will be prompted to select your organization before signing into the 25 Live room reservation tool, WVU Libraries (EZ Proxy) and the WVU+kc (Kuali) research administration tool, including the Conflict of Interest module.

Most people will choose WVU. However, if you are an employee of WVU Medicine, you will choose WVU Medicine. This group includes about 3,000 faculty-physicians and employees of University Health Associates, WVU Dental Corp., WVU Physicians of Charleston, University Healthcare Physicians and WVU Medicine, as well as WVU School of Medicine residents.

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MAP update will require Java upgrade on Windows computers on Monday, June 3

After an update to MAP on Sunday, June 2, faculty and staff who use Windows computers must update their machines to Java version 1.8 for continued access. Do not upgrade Windows to Java version 1.8 before Monday, June 3. Doing so will result in a loss of access to some MAP features. Also, to make sure the correct version of Java is installed, do not update through your web browser.

No other applications, such as Web Clock, Leave Request or Data Miner, are affected by this change. MacOS users do not need to apply Java updates. 

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Passwords will be good for one year after you claim your account at new WVU Login

When a new login.wvu.edu site launches July 1, faculty, staff and students will find some new features, such as the ability to use the same password for one year.

No immediate changes are required, and your username and email address are not affected. However, the first time your password expires after July 1, you must claim your account in the new system before you can change your password. The password renewal cycle will be extended because WVU has already implemented Duo two-factor authentication, and because you will be required to pass an annual, five-question cybersecurity quiz to claim your account and reset your password.

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Register now to attend free High Performance Computing workshops in July

WVU Research Computing is hosting three High-Performance Computing (HPC) workshops at One Waterfront Place throughout the month of July. Each workshop will be a mixture of lectures and hands-on lab time, but if you’re unable to attend in person, you can register to attend remotely via web session.

The first workshop is a basic introduction to HPC for new users, where they can learn how to use clusters. The second workshop will assume some knowledge of scientific programming, but will introduce users to the popular programming language, Python. The third workshop is for those already comfortable with using Python and NumPy, but who want to learn a more practical approach to machine learning.

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MAP error may be appearing when you try to log in; most browsers have a workaround

If you see an error message when logging into MAP, or a message indicating your connection is not private, you will have to take a second step to complete your login. We have verified that the cause in this case is NOT a security issue, but an expired certificate.

The second step will depend on your browser and may look different to different users. You will most likely have to click “Advanced,” “Show Details” or a similar message. You may be warned about the additional risks of proceeding. If you see this message, it is safe to proceed.

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New logins to many critical systems may be briefly delayed 12:01-2 a.m. Sunday, May 12

Faculty, students and staff may briefly be unable to log into many critical WVU systems, including email, eCampus and Portal, on Sunday, May 12 between 12:01 a.m. and 2 a.m. while we update the system that supports login.wvu.edu. If you are already logged in when this work begins, you will remain logged in. However, new login attempts may be unsuccessful until the upgrade is complete. 

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COMING SOON: login.wvu.edu and related processes will be changing in May

Soon after the end of the spring semester, the login.wvu.edu site will be changing, and so will some of the processes you currently use. The new WVU Login site should be ready for use in mid-May, so if you need to change your password over summer break, you will notice some differences.

No immediate changes are required, and your username and email address are not affected. ITS will provide more details and instructional materials in the coming weeks.

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