The emergency MFA Bypass utility is now live for currently active students. To use this method, students must have access to their SHIP.EDU email as it is used to validate their identity. Once initiated, students will receive an email addressed to their SHIP.EDU email account containing a personalized link for initiating the bypass process. Students will have one hour to use this link and initiate the process before the code expires. Once the process has been initiated, students will only have 5 minutes to log into their sponsored GMail account. Once logged in, they will be prompted to configure their MFA setting if they have not already done so. Please note, this method has a finite number of uses so it is highly recommended that students configure MFA the first time they use this method. Students who fail to configure MFA and exceed the maximum number of uses will have … Continued
We understand that devices fail and as such, we are working to implement a secure method which would allow users to temporarily bypass the MFA requirement for the School of Engineering sponsored GSuite Accounts. For those users who failed to configure their accounts before the deadline of December 2nd, they will need to wait until this system is in place to regain access to their accounts. If access is critical in order to complete an academic assignment, students should contact their professor and ask them to contact the School of Engineering’s Systems Manager on their behalf. Please include an explanation of why you failed to comply with the defined MFA deadline.
The initial email on this subject included one piece of incorrect information. Unlike Azure and other cloud services, Google does not allow any account without an active MFA configuration to login once it is being enforced. Due to this invalid information, the enforcement of MFA has been rescheduled to the end of December 2, 2022. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MFA CONFIGURED BY THEN OR YOU WILL LOSE ACCESS TO YOUR CS/ENGR ACCOUNT – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Multi-factor Authentication, also known as MFA, will be required for all School of Engineering GMail accounts as of November 21, 2022. While MFA has been enabled for years, it was not enforced to accommodate the less technical students enrolled in School of Engineering courses. With MFA now being enforced for all SHIP.EDU student accounts starting the Fall of 2022, we have decided that MFA is no longer optional.
With the transition to distance learning, we have made some changes to our network configuration. Students will no longer need an active VPN connection to access services such as Gitlab, YouTrack and key software licensing when operating remotely. For students unable to run essential software packages, remote desktop access (RDP) will be provided and assigned as needed. Please monitor your email and the Coronavirus section of the website for more details.
We will be adding detailed information on how to access resources and get assistance during the next few weeks. For general SHIP.EDU information, please go to http://www.ship.edu/coronavirus/instructions/ For School of Engineering specific information, please see https://www.engr.ship.edu/coronavirus/