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Pitt Passport: Your Trusted Single Sign-On Experience

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:10

Overview

A new login page called Pitt Passport is coming to the University services you use every day, including My Pitt, pitt.box.com, CourseWeb, PRISM, PittSource, and more. Pitt Passport is a Single Sign-On solution that delivers a consistent, trusted login experience across University services.

The new Pitt Passport login page will replace the variety of different login pages you currently see when accessing University services. The new page always begins with passport.pitt.edu in the address bar of your browser, and it looks like this:

Pitt Passport Login Page

The Pitt Passport login page will not replace all University login pages at the same time. Instead, we will implement the new login page on a service-by-service basis during the next several months. You can view our implementation schedule below. We will update this schedule on an ongoing basis with additional services and implementation dates.

Pitt Passport Implementation Schedule

Date Service Name
April 30 My Pitt Email for faculty and staff
May 28 Legacy Webmail
June 11 Student Information System (PeopleSoft)
June 11 PeopleSoft Mobile (psmobile.pitt.edu)
June 11 University of Pittsburgh Document Management (ImageNow)
July 16 My Pitt
August 5 PittSource
August 6 Online Training (lynda.pitt.edu)
August 13 Office 365
August 13 PRISM
September 28 pitt.box.com

 

Pitt Passport Benefits

Pitt Passport will provide the University community with a number of benefits.

  • Consistent, trusted login experience: When Pitt Passport is fully implemented, you will see the same login page no matter what service you access. You can easily verify that the login page is safe by confirming the address in your browser begins with passport.pitt.edu.
  • Option to enhance security with multifactor authentication: You can add a layer of protection to Pitt Passport by choosing to enable multifactor authentication for specific University services. Multifactor authentication means that to log in to a service, you will need two “factors”: something you know (like your password) and something you have (like a mobile phone on which you will receive a login confirmation notice). So if you want to add an extra layer of security when you log in to view your grades or check your retirement plan, you have the option to do so.  
  • Ability to review your login history: Pitt Passport also enables you to see exactly when your username and password were used to access specific University services. If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can report it immediately. See the section below for details.

View Pitt Passport Login History

One of the benefits of Pitt Passport is that it allows you to view your login history. Your login history represents every occasion when your username and password were used to access specific University services.

If you notice a discrepancy (for example, a login that occurred while you were not using a service), you can click the Report an issue link to notify the Technology Help Desk.

To view your login history, complete these steps:

1. Log in to accounts.pitt.edu with your University Computing Account username and password.

2. Click View Pitt Passport Login History.

View your login history

There are three ways to view your login history:

Full Login History

This tab displays a chronological history of your logins.

  • Click a column header to sort logins by that column.
  • If you want to view only the occasions when your username and password were used to log in to a service from outside the University's network (for example, from a coffee shop or a house), click the box next to Hide Pitt IP Address Logins. This option helps you quickly review logins that occurred from devices that were not connected to the University's network. 
  • If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.   
  • You can click the Download link to download a spreadsheet of your login history in .csv (comma-separated value) format, which can be opened in Microsoft Excel.  

Full login history

IP Login History

This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by "IP address". An IP address is a unique address assigned to a specific computer or mobile device. This tab makes it easy to review what logins were made from specific devices. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link. 

IP Login History

Service Login History

This tab allows you to view logins that are grouped by University services. It makes it easy to review every time you logged in to a specific service. If you find any logins that seem suspicious, click the Report link.

Service login history 

Note: Services that have not yet been registered with University may display a number instead of a name in the Services column. The service name will appear once the service has been registered.

Questions?

If you have questions about Pitt Passport, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357].

 

November Microsoft Security Bulletins

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 16:30
Microsoft Corporation has announced six new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Adobe Flash Player. CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to repair these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible.

In addition to installing the Microsoft patches, CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Box: Log in to Box

From a Desktop (Windows or Mac)

  1. Open a Web browser to pitt.box.com.
    Note: You can also log in to My Pitt and click Box Login on the right-hand side of the page.
  2. Click Continue .
    Box for Pitt Login

Thunderbird

 

Thunderbird is an email client that can be used to access My Pitt Email using the IMAP protocol.

Email: Export Your Webmail Contacts

Export Webmail Contacts

If you would like to export the contacts from your Webmail/IMAP mailbox into a comma-separated values file (.csv), complete the following steps:

Email: Configuring IMAP Mail Clients to Enable SMTP Authentication

Please Note: Legacy Webmail (IMAP) service is being retired

The University is in the process of retiring the webmail service documented on this help page. Accounts that have not been accessed in the past 120 days will be deleted after February 15, 2017. All remaining accounts will be deleted and the service retired on March 31, 2017.

Email: Accessing Legacy Webmail (IMAP) On Your Phone

Please Note: Legacy Webmail (IMAP) service is being retired

The University is in the process of retiring the webmail service documented on this help page. Accounts that have not been accessed in the past 120 days will be deleted after February 15, 2017. All remaining accounts will be deleted and the service retired on March 31, 2017.