Shibboleth Server Maintenance

Agreed - Short Notice; Complete

Overview

Affected services
  • Authentication and Authorisation
At Risk Time
04:00 PM, 21-Jul-20 — 05:00 PM, 21-Jul-20
Description
Shibboleth Server at risk 16:00-17:00 Tuesday 21st July. The underlying Java and Tomcat software on the Shibboleth servers is to be updated.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Work summary
Each of the four Shibboleth servers in turn will be taken out of service, their Java runtime and Tomcat application server software packages will be upgraded, and then put back into service.
Technical summary
Shibboleth Server Maintenance
Affecting
All services using Shibboleth as their authentication provider.
Servers / Hardware
Shibboleth IdPs
Criticality
medium
Impact description
Some users may be required to reauthenticate. As our Shibboleth service is backed by EASE, this will manifest as a "Your University Login" prompt.
Change Reference
Additional comments
This work has similar impact as our regular operating system security updates.

Request, Authorise and Publish

Requested by Kenneth MacDonald on 10-Jul-2020
Authorised by Unix Systems
Publish to IS Website (Service Status and Alerts page): Yes
Published by Kenneth MacDonald


Additional Details

Risk classification
low
Risk assessment
Well tested and operationally simple and rapid to roll back if required
Other people involved
Notes for future reference
C2007-031 and C2007-032