News archive - March 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[Isthd] Drupal security upgrade (WCMS) – March 28

What is happening?

Drupal, the underlying system for WCMS sites, will be releasing a security upgrade that will likely have to be installed immediately due to the potential impact of the release. More information available at: https://www.drupal.org/psa-2018-001

When is this happening?

Wednesday, March 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Important note:

Monday, March 26, 2018

[Isthd] REMINDER: WCMS upgrade to v2.6.1 – March 22-29

REMINDER:

All WCMS responsive “FDSU”, single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.6.1. Please see maintenance schedule below:

Production sites will be updated during the following windows:

  • Monday, March 26 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27
  • Tuesday, March 27 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28
  • Wednesday, March 28 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29 (if necessary)

What you need to do before the upgrade begins:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[Faccus] UWaterloo Scholar upgrade – March 15

What is happening? 

UWaterloo Scholar (https://uwaterloo.ca/scholar) is being upgraded to version 1.4.

Why is this happening? 

This is the release of UWaterloo Scholar version 1.4, which adds new features and functionality and fixes some known issues. Release notes are available at https://uwaterloo.ca/web-resources/news/uwaterloo-scholar-14-release

When is this happening? 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

[Isthd] WatIAM unavailable March 9-13 for system upgrade

What is happening? 

The identity management system known as WatIAM will be replaced. This foundational work is part of a multi-year program to update campus identity and access management services.  

When is it happening? 

Starting Friday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, March 13 at 8:00 a.m. 

What is the impact? 

The WatIAM system will be down and unavailable to clients during the upgrade process. Note: Authentication services will remain available. 

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