ArcGIS has evolved into a modern suite of apps – ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Story Maps, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Pro, and many others. If you haven’t already, Esri encourages you to transition to use Modern GIS workflows.
Older copies of ArcMap will be available; however, they won’t be supported by Esri beginning March 2026.
There are many resources to help guide you through this journey including Learn ArcGIS lessons, Esri Academy Courses, Esri Press books, and others. In addition, Esri is hosting several workshops and discussions to share best practices and address questions.
Please visit the Esri website for more information and begin transitioning to Modern GIS workflows.
OIT will be introducing feature upgrades to myBama on Sunday, May 15! Upgrades include the addition of campus photography, a prominent search bar and quick links to transition to dark mode. Content has also been rearranged to help UA students, faculty and staff quickly find content relevant to you! Visit the myBama User Guide within myBama for more information.
OIT will be performing necessary network upgrades Sunday, May 22 from 6am – 8am. The wired and wireless campus network will experience intermittent outages during the maintenance window. Services will resume normal operations by 8am. Visit the OIT Status Page for more information.
OIT will decommission Crimson Google accounts on Monday, May 16. Unlike the May 2021 email migration, OIT will not be migrating Google Drive content for students and alumni. Individuals are responsible for exporting or migrating all content they wish to keep. Visit the OIT website to see step-by-step guides for migrating content.
Saturday, May 14 OIT will be performing authentication service upgrades. Services that use this authentication service, including Box, may be intermittently unavailable between 7am – 7:05am. Visit the OIT Status Page for more information.
OIT will be implementing a Banner bundle upgrade on Sunday, May 15 from 5am – 10 am. myBama and channels that connect to Banner will not be accessible, including self-service and administrative systems. Visit the OIT Status Page for more information.
Last year, Duo rolled out updates to its mobile application. This year, Duo is introducing a new look to the Duo prompt that users see when accessing applications. Below are examples of the old and new Duo prompts.
OIT will be applying the new prompt to various Duo-required applications throughout the spring semester. The largest change will occur on Wednesday, May 18 when OIT will apply the new look to Microsoft 365 and myBama.
The new prompt provides a visual and technical redesign. The new Duo prompt remembers a user’s last-used authentication method and displays that option by default. Users will not see other available login methods until they click “other options.” If push (recommended) is the last-used authentication method, Duo will automatically send a Duo push to the user’s device without needing to click a button.
Duo will continue to allow for push notifications, calls and passcodes. Please note, OIT recommends all UA students, faculty and staff use the push notification option as it provides additional login details in the mobile app.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s different with the new Duo prompt?
The new look provides a visual and technical redesign of the traditional Duo prompt. The new prompt offers an updated appearance and a few noteworthy technical changes.
The new Duo prompt remembers a user’s last-used authentication method and displays that option by default. Users will not see other available login methods until they click “other options.” If push (recommended) is the last-used authentication method, Duo will automatically send a Duo push to the user’s device without needing to click a button.
Why do I see a “Trust browser” prompt after I log in?
Rather than checking a box to “remember me for 30 days” users can select to trust their browser. This option should only be used on personal machines that are password protected.
How can I edit or add a new device?
Users can add or edit their available devices by clicking “other options” in the prompt, then selecting “Manage devices.” From there, users can view a listing of current devices and make edits.
OIT will be upgrading authentication service on Saturday April 23 at 6 a.m. Services may be intermittently unavailable while the upgrade is performed; however, users should be able to log into all services by 6:30 a.m.
After the upgrade, login screens will have minor differences, but still feature similar content and campus photo.
Wednesday, April 6 many UA students received a phishing email with the subject “Crimson email Portal Login”. Below is a screenshot of the message.
This phishing email used urgent language to trick students to steal login credentials. If you did click on the link and provide credentials, please change your myBama password immediately.
Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails. Watch for grammar and spelling errors, review the sender’s email address, and hover over links before you click to see the web address. If you are not a DUO two-factor authentication user, please activate your account today. DUO can help protect sensitive information in your UA accounts.
If you received one of these emails, mark it as spam and delete it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.