What is happening? The eduroam SSL certificate was renewed as announced on Friday February 21. The new configuration did not load on two of the wireless authentication servers which presented some users with the expired certificate. The expired certificate issue has been resolved, however some users are still unable to connect. IST is continuing to investigate. Users are encouraged to open a support ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the impact to users? Users may have issues connecting and authenticating to the wireless network.
What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.
When is this happening? Tuesday, January 28 at 2:15 p.m.
What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:
Tweets to @UWaterloo and @WatSAFEapp
WatSAFE mobile app
The ‘WatSAFE Desktop Notification’ on-screen pop-up for desktops and laptops
Portal alerts and push notifications
Messaging: The message displayed will read “TEST of the UW Emergency Notification System. During an actual emergency or threat you would receive instructions. No action is required.” More information regarding the emergency would be available at alert.uwaterloo.ca.
Approximately 15 minutes after the test activation message is sent, a deactivation message will display, “The test of the UW Emergency Notification System is complete.”
In the event of a real emergency during this test, please contact Police Services at 519-888-4911, or ext. 22222.
Be sure to install the WatSAFE app on your device and WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool on your desktop/laptop to receive this test message, and more importantly, to stay informed of campus emergency situations. Visit the WatSAFE website for more details.